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  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government on February 8 announced plans to carry out $42 million USD worth of water projects in North Sinai governorate. “This budget has been allocated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A delegation of Saudi investors has expressed interest in carrying out desalination projects in Egypt’s coastal cities. During a meeting in Cairo last week with Egyptian Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities Abdel Qawi
  • 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.
  • With protests continuing in Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi, the government on January 28 took steps to increase security at the Aswan High Dam to protect construction efforts. The facility is now fully under the control of Egypt’s Armed Forces, according to a source at the dam’s managing authority.
  • Egypt’s National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation (NADWS) will invest $1.2 billion USD in national projects during the 2013-2014 financial year, said Ashraf Kassab, head of the Central Department of Planning at NADWS.
  • Egypt’s Suez governorate this week revealed plans to build a new $150 million USD desalination plant. The 60,000 cubic meter per day capacity plant will be financed and implemented by Saudi and Bahraini investors, according to governorate officials.
  • 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.  
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • 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
  • 11 May 2012- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) won a $25.8 million USD contract to build a potable water pipeline in Dubai, company officials announced on May 7. The contract comes at a time when the company is actively seeking to
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Scientific Research on April 24 unveiled a $29 million USD project to build a solar-powered desalination plant in the northwestern city of Borg Al Arab. The plant will produce 250 cubic meters of water per day and generate 1 megawatt of electricity.
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s North and South Sinai governorates revealed plans last week to build $41.1 million USD worth of new drinking water projects to meet increasing demand for water on the semi-arid peninsula. The first set of projects, announced on
  • 30 Jan 2012- 20:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Red Sea governorate announced a plan to upgrade its desalination facilities and build new plants during the coming couple of years. It needs to increase its desalination capacity “in order to avoid extending Nile water pipelines to
  • 17 Jan 2012- 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitation said it would cut the budget for water and sanitation facilities maintenance by 40 percent because of financial difficulties that have persisted since the January 2011 revolution.

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