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  • 15 Sep 2015- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASWAN, Egypt Egyptian authorities have contained an oil spill on the Nile River in Aswan governorate, according to Mohamed Mostafa, secretary to the Aswan Governor. "Once concerned authorities discovered the oil spill, which came from an unknown
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A pipeline burst at a power plant in southern Egypt has spilled diesel over 1.5 kilometers of the Nile River near Assiut. Thirteen drinking water stations in Assiut and Minya were closed shortly after the spill occurred on August 29th,
  • 30 Apr 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian Health Minister Adel al Adawi said on April 29th that the poisoning of hundreds of people in the country’s Sharqiyah governorate was caused by bacterial contamination in multi-gallon water storage containers. Adawi said the results
  • 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
  • The French Development Agency (ADF) is allocating $43.6 million USD for a national irrigation improvement project in Egypt, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministers’ Council announced last week. The Egyptian government has approved the funding and it will be referred to the parliament for ratification.
  • 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
  • 3 Aug 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage Company in Qena announced a request for registration of integrated and electromechanical contractors for potable water and wastewater stations, pumps, related auxiliary equipment, measuring and control
  • 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
  • 29 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Holding Company for Potable Water and Sanitary Sewers last week approved construction of three potable water filtering units in the Upper (southern) Egyptian governorate of Qena, according to governorate officials. The first unit will
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The pipeline carrying water from the Nile River in the upper Egyptian city of Qena to the coastal city of Safaga in the Red Sea governorate in eastern Egypt will be upgraded, according to officials. "The ministry of housing and urban
  • 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&