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  • 10 Dec 2019- 11:51 by Local Press Report BEIJING Xinhua China's total annual consumption of unconventional water resources is expected to exceed 9 billion cubic meters this year, with recycled water to account for over 80 percent of the amount, said an official with the Ministry of Water
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report CAIRO Zawya The Egyptian government has started implementing a plan for water conservation at a value of EGP 900 million, according to  the country’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly. The plan includes shifting to modern irrigation systems, treating
  • 29 Sep 2019- 06:55 by Local Press Report URUMQI Xinhua Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region provided access to drinking water for more than 264,000 people in rural areas by August, according to the region's water resources department. A total of 300,000 people in rural areas
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:45 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ratified on Thursday a loan agreement worth KD15 million with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to establish four desalination plants in South Sinai. The president also ratified an
  • 30 Jul 2019- 06:51 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today Egypt’s annual share of the Nile water decreased by 5 billion cubic meters in 2019, and a state of emergency was announced nationwide, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation stated on Saturday. The Nile flow has been affected by the
  • 17 May 2019- 07:53 by Local Press Report HONG KONG South China Morning Post Hong Kong lawmakers have unanimously endorsed a HK$7.7 billion (US$987 million) plan for the government to build a desalination plant that will meet 5 per cent of the city’s demand for drinking water. At a meeting of the
  • 7 May 2019- 07:01 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The government retracts from buying water from the private sector due to the high prices offered by Arab and international companies. However, the government decided to limit itself to bidding for desalination plants according to the
  • 4 Apr 2019- 11:19 by Local Press Report BEIJING China.org The South-to-North Water Diversion Project brought Beijing 4.2 billion cubic meters of water from Danjiangkou Reservoir as of the end of 2018, benefiting more than 12 million people, according to Yang Jinhuai, deputy director of the Beijing
  • 24 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report HONG KONG Black & Veatch The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is considering to relocate the Diamond Hill Fresh Water and Salt Water Service Reservoirs (DHSRs) to caverns. WSD has appointed
  • 18 Jan 2019- 11:06 by Local Press Report BEIJING Asia Times China is considering digging two mega canal systems to link the Yangtze River, which runs through central and eastern China, to the Pearl River in southern Guangdong and Guangxi provinces. Shipping, tourism, irrigation, water transfer and
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report SHARM EL-SHEIKH Ahram Online Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880
  • 11 Sep 2018- 07:19 by Local Press Report BEIJING BD News24 The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to invest $270 million in a Bangladesh clean water infrastructure project. The project aims to improve access to piped water and sanitation to municipalities with poor water
  • 11 Apr 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The Islamic Development Bank is set to pump $3bn in the period between 2018 and 2020 to support a number of developmental projects in Egypt, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr revealed. Nasr has agreed with
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online The ministers of irrigation, foreign affairs and the heads of the intelligence services in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are going to meet next 4 and 5 April in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian
  • 14 Mar 2018- 06:18 by Local Press Report ZHENGZHOU China.org Zhang Yazhong, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) national committee and vice chairman of the CPPCC Henan provincial committee, suggested building a "green fence" to safeguard the

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