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  • 21 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian  officials last week announced plans to carry out $100 million USD worth of water projects in the coastal governorate of Matrouh. “Six water projects will be implemented to produce 41,000 cubic meters per day,” said Sherif Faris,
  • 21 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government on June 18 announced $105 million USD in new funding for drinking water projects throughout the country, in order to prevent summertime shortages. The projects include a $28 million USD desalination plant in Matrouh
  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • 1 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad. There was further agreement to cooperate on joint management of common aquifers, and share experiences in dealing
  • 15 May 2012- 15:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government last week announced $50 million USD in funding for drinking water projects in Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh governorates. Alexandria will spend $17 million USD to to expand and upgrade Al Siouf Drinking Water
  • 13 Feb 2012- 17:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government last week allocated $3.5 million USD to complete stalled sanitation projects in the governorate of Marsa Matrouh. At the top of the list is the sewage treatment station in the governorate’s capital. Work on the
  • 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
  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Cairo-based Arab Water Council (AWC) organized the first Arab Water Forum in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in late November to discuss the best ways to deal with water scarcity and Arab water security. "The forum also focused on the
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — It has become a common feature of Egyptian streets in the past few years to see main bursts every now and then. The phenomenon grabbed attention in the past few months as the number of bursts rose, especially in the capital city, Cairo.
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, TEL AVIV, Israel, Iraq, BAGHDAD — A recent meeting of experts drawn from the Nile Basin countries unanimously endorsed establishing an institutional framework for full and equitable utilization of the Nile River&