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  • 29 Oct 2015- 09:47 by Local Press Report LONDON International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly Country director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Egypt, Philip Ter Woort, has confirmed that EBRD is negotiating with the public private partnership (PPP) unit
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to upgrade 10 drinking water and sewage treatment plants in Egypt’s southern Sohag governorate, Egyptian officials said on March 5.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on September 18 announced approval for its first investments in “emerging Arab democracies” as a “response” to the “political and economic change” taking place in North Africa and the Middle East. Meantime, some members of the US Republican party have challenged regional aid programs because of violent anti-American protests in parts of the region.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) decision to expand its mandate to encompass the SEMED (Southern and Eastern Mediterranean) region creates a host of “interesting” new challenges, the bank explains to OOSKAnews.  
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Acquisition of fertile land in Africa by rich countries and multi-national corporations, if unchecked, threatens the survival of fragile ecosystems including forests, watersheds and indigenous biodiversity. Experts told a recent
  • 12 Apr 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt gyptian public and private companies flast week announced 10 tenders in the water and drainage sectors. The Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage Company of Sohag this week announced six tenders for rehabilitation/replacement of different
  • 23 Jun 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Walta Info (Ethiopia) Ministers of Water Resources of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan discussed new studies of irrigation and hydropower projects on the Nile during a meeting in London last week, according to Ethiopian Water Resources