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  • 2 Jul 2018- 09:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week ratified an agreement between Kazahkstan and China on cooperation in construction of a landslide prevention dam on the cross-border Khorgos River.  An initial construction agreement
  • 2 Jul 2018- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Delegates from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan discussed water sharing in the Chu and Talas River Basins at a June 27 conference in Taraz which was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protocol on water sharing of the Talas River
  • 21 Apr 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The Kazakh government has allocated $58.3 million USD for 26 water infrastructure rehabilitation and construction projects in 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture announced last week. That figure is about $9 million USD less than the
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The collapse of the Russian rouble has lowered the price of water exports to neighboring Kazakhstan, and as a result Kazakhstan is getting an additional 9.5 million cubic from the Volga River, according to Kazbek Kenzhigaliyev,
  • 14 Aug 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced this week that his administration will allocate at least $2 billion USD per year over the next several years to resolve the nation’s water shortage crisis. The country’s current fiscal year began
  • 17 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Water consumption in Iran’s capital city, Tehran, has increased by 3 percent over the last three months despite ongoing drought conditions, Tehran Governor Hossein Hashemi warned this week. Hashemi said that if the city’s residents reverse
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started technical studies on a common regional water network, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Ben Ali Merza said last week. “The studies will be conducted in the eastern
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The common water network that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planning to construct will cost some $10.5 billion USD, according to Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Mohsen Ben Ali Merza. “The project will be
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met this weekend to further discuss plans for a $1 billion USD unified regional water network, including discussing legal aspects and overall planning. The meeting, led by Adnan Al-Muhaisin, CEO of
  • 12 Jul 2013- 09:54 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Ministry has suggest to divert water from the Volga river to replenish the Ural river, Tengrinews.kz reports. “The current situation with the Ural river requires urgent measures. We all remember how the
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council is drafting a unified water strategy for member countries, according to Abdallah al Shebli, assistant secretary-general for economic affairs at the GCC Secretariat. “Universities and research centers in
  • Iran last week announced the launch of a $1.5 billion USD project to bring water from the Caspian Sea to its central desert for drinking and irrigation purposes.
  • Bahrain will spend approximately $2.5 billion USD on infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, according to Minister of Works Essam Khalaf.
  • Saudi Arabia last week agreed to supply Bahrain with a $448 million USD grant for development projects as part of a larger $2.5 billion USD Saudi pledge, Bahrain News Agency reported.
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries plan to complete a common water network by 2020, according to officials in the region.

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