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  • 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
  • An Egyptian delegation headed by President Mohamed Morsi plans to offer a portfolio of public-private partnership (PPP) water and sanitation projects to Indian investors during a visit to New Delhi next week.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 13 Feb 2012- 17:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The city of Marsa Alam, in eastern Egypt, is building a new 3,000-cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant. It will be the tenth such plant built in Egypt’s Red Sea governorate, which depends mainly on desalinated water. City water officials
  • 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.
  • 8 Nov 2011- 12:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s North Sinai governorate has inaugurated Al Monbatah desalination plant, located in the city of Al Hasna. The $1.2 million USD plant, which has a capacity of 200 cubic meters per second, is one of three to be built in the governorate
  • 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
  • 12 Sep 2011- 14:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of South Sinai will build a desalination station in the city of Aburdis, at a cost of $8.5 million USD, according to governorate officials. “The building of the station came after the residents of the city called upon the
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Egypt’s North Sinai governorate earlier this month signed a memorandum of understanding for construction, operation and hand-over of three desalination plants in Central Sinai. The

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