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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki is going full-tilt to carry out strategic infrastructure projects in the areas of roads, water, sanitation and housing as his term ends in March 2013. Kibaki has criss-crossed the country in recent months to launch new infrastructure projects that will have significant impact on livelihoods.
  • 12 Jul 2012- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government and the European Union on July 11 signed a $25 million USD loan agreement for drinking water improvement projects in northern Egypt. Most of the funding will be used to expand production at drinking water treatment
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  Matrouh governorate in northwest Egypt will build a $42 million USD desalination plant, the biggest project of its type in the country, Sherif Faris, chairman of Matrouh Drinking Water and Sanitation company, announced on April 11. The
  • Water ministers from upstream Nile Basin countries pledged to scale up investment in key projects in the region during an extraordinary meeting in the Kenyan capital at the end of January.  The ministers discussed regional hydropower, irrigation, watershed management and fisheries projects.
  • 17 Jan 2012- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Egyptian government has reactivated both diplomatic and economic relations with upstream Nile countries in an effort to defuse tension and mistrust that are holding up a mutual agreement on sharing of the Nile’s waters. During a
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A new desalination plant was inaugurated in October in Egypt’s Matrouh governorate. The plant, located in the city of Negeila, can produce 1,000 cubic meters per day of desalinated water, according to governorate officials. The total cost
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of Matrouh, located in northwestern Egypt, announced the start of construction of the desalination plant in Baghoush. Considered the biggest desalination plant to be built in Egypt, the plant will produce 24,000 cubic meters
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government and the World Bank are co-chairing a number of working groups charged with finding areas for collaboration on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects as part of the memorandum they signed on World
  • 12 Sep 2011- 14:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Damietta Drinking Water and Sanitation Company has allocated $7 million USD to complete drinking water and sanitation projects in the governorate. “The company has allocated $5.5 million USD for a number of sanitation projects, while we
  • 8 Aug 2011- 16:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development announced it will upgrade two drinking water treatment plants in Alexandria governorate, 220 kilometers northwest of Cairo. The two treatment stations, Al Siouf and Alamein, are among the main
  • 9 May 2011- 18:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Supreme Military Council has approved construction of a desalination plant in the governorate of Marsa Matrouh in northwestern Egypt. The new plant will have a total capacity of 20,000 cubic meters per day. It is scheduled to be
  • 24 May 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Five Nile Basin countries — Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya — have signed a cooperative framework agreement on distribution of Nile waters despite protests from Egypt and Sudan. Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 26 Oct 2009- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Egyptian officials are denying claims that Cairo is trying to create rifts among Nile Basin countries and stop the development of a common approach to Nile River water management under the Nile Co-operative Framework Agreement. Egyptian

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