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  • The Jordanian government announced last week that it was putting the expensive and controversial Red-Dead Sea Canal Project on hold due to financial problems.
  • 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.
  • 17 Jul 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are cooperating on a wastewater treatment and reuse program, the ministry announced July 13. “Egypt will implement a national program to treat
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • Israel is heralding its decision this week to go ahead with the Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project as pivotal for peace-building, but environmentalists still question the project’s science. Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Silvan Shalom announced the country’s intention to go forward with the project on July 3, after a meeting with World Bank representatives and govenrment officials.
  • 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
  • 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.