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  • 10 Jan 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An official Libyan delegation is travelling to Cairo this week to sign infrastructure contracts worth $145 million USD with Egyptian companies. “The Libyan government prefers to award infrastructure projects to Egyptian companies because
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government last week approved construction of a 24-million-cubic meter drinking water reservoir. “The project is meant to avoid water supply disruptions in the capital city of Tripoli and the surrounding suburbs,” said Minister
  • Libyan Minister of Water Resources Abdel-Hadi al Hanshir on March 28 met with a with a delegation of Egyptian corporate executives to discuss water and sanitation infrastructure projects.
  • Libya is looking to increase its energy production to meet desalination needs, Electricity Minister Awad Ibrahim said on October 26. “We aim at triggering a breakthrough in desalination projects,” he said.
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to allocate $660 million USD for infrastructure projects in three Arab countries that experienced uprisings during the Arab Spring.
  • As the wave of violent political upheaval in Libya recedes, Arab companies are hoping to secure preferential consideration for reconstruction projects in the North African country. Libyan officials estimate that reconstruction projects will be worth $480 billion USD over the next couple of decades.
  • 19 Sep 2011- 17:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA Moammar Gadhafi’s retreating loyalists apparently sought to turn the tide of Libya’s civil war in late August by cutting off water supplies to Tripoli, the rebel-held capital, from the Great Man-Made River (GMMR). The $33 billion USD
  • Libya’s Great Man-Made River-- a $33 billion USD irrigation system built by the country’s leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, to provide water from a vast underground aquifer in the desert for the country’s densely populated coastal belt-- could become a crucial element in his fight to preserve his embattled regime. The GMMR, as the project is known, is the crowning glory of Gadhafi’s four decades in power, the showpiece of Libya’s revolution. Gadhafi himself calls it “the eighth wonder of the world.”   Hailed as a masterpiece of engineering, it provides nearly 5 million cubic meters of water a day to the cities along the Mediterranean coast in northern Libya, where most of the country’s 6.5 million people live. Libya is one of the driest countries in the world. Only 5 percent of the land gets at least 10 centimeters of rainfall a year.