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  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 10 Oct 2014- 09:55 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Daily Times Water scarcity is emerging as a serious issue for Pakistan, which could badly affect its economy and government should focus on developing a National Water Strategy to cope with this issue of national importance, said Muzzamil Hussain
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government this week pledged support for Pakistan’s massive $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on the Indus River. During a Business Opportunity Conference at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on
  • 24 Sep 2014- 10:41 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The Financial Express The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has proposed a $65 million USD loan for the 100 megawatt Gulpur Hydropower Project, which was being implemented on a build-own-operate-transfer basis in Kotli district Azad Kashmir. ADB has
  • 17 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Defense Ministry warned this week that the more than 2 million people affected by severe flooding in the Jammu and Kashmir region are at risk of water-borne disease outbreaks as the floodwaters begin to recede. In a statement,
  • 29 Jul 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), a state-owned public utility, this week announced a new national water resource and hydropower development program through which it hopes to boost the country's economy.
  • 21 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PESHAWAR, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has announced plans to invest $20.5 million USD for water projects during the new fiscal year, which began on July 1st. “Too much water during monsoon season (July-Sept) causes
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The UAE government announced last week that it would spend over $10 million USD to fund 76 clean drinking water projects in several areas in Pakistan. The projects include digging wells and building desalination plants,
  • 10 Jul 2014- 10:12 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Today The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told on Tuesday that corruption of Rs 110 million has been found on the part of Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials in water supply projects for years 1998-1999. As the meeting of PAC
  • 7 Jul 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) – the country’s highest authority for authorizing  development activities-- has approved $272.9 million USD for projects to rehabilitate and strengthen river
  • 30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report KARACHI The Express Tribune As the electricity crisis in the city worsens, and the K-Electric and the government both fail to help, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has taken it upon itself to repair the generators in some of its 250 small pumping
  • 25 Jun 2014- 10:27 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The International News A meeting was held here at the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Headquarters on Monday to discuss and review the water supply situation in Islamabad, says a press release. CDA Director General Water Management briefed the
  • 19 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani capital, Islamabad, is facing water deficits of some 30 percent, according to the Water and Sanitation Directorate at the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The agency on June 17 th urged residents to curb water
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Observer Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to increase supply of water from Simly Dam to Federal Capital during the Holy month of Ramzan to facilitate residents. The Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, directed that generators should
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Sindh and Punjab provincial governments have allocated hundreds of millions of dollars for water supply, sanitation and irrigation in their annual budgets for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which starts July 1st. The Sindh