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  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An agreement among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project could be reached during talks later this month, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said this week. "I cannot tell whether I am
  • 5 Nov 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Human waste has great potential as a source of energy, providing enough fuel to generate electricity for up to 138 million households, according to a new report released this week by the UN University- Institute for Water,
  • 30 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka An international consortium led by Germany’s Lahmeyer International GmbH has won a consultancy contract from the Sri Lankan government for the first phase of the Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program. The joint venture also
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The African continent faces huge challenges with regard to trans-boundary water cooperation, according to a new report released October 1 st by the United Nations University-Institute on Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The
  • 17 Sep 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan and Egypt this week reaffirmed their commitment to the 1959 Nile treaty, as well as to active consultation with other Nile Basin countries. Speaking on September 15th at the 55th session of the Nile Water Permanent Technical
  • 3 Sep 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Central Environmental Authority (CEA) this week temporarily lifted the suspension of the Environmental Protection License for a Coca-Cola plant in Biyagama. The environmental regulator had suspended the license last week,
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Coca-Cola’s Sri Lanka unit has had its environmental protection license temporarily suspended after an oil leak from a fuel pipe at its facility in Biyagama polluted a major river, forcing authorities to cut off water supply to
  • 10 Aug 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The French Development Agency (AFD) is lending Sri Lanka $83.3 million USD to help fund construction of a wastewater network in Negombo, a tourist town on the west coast of the country.  The total cost of the project is $117.3 million
  • 21 Jul 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering lending $90 million USD to Sri Lanka to fund a desalination project in the northern Jaffna peninsula, the Sri Lankan government said last week. The country’s Cabinet of Ministers
  • 30 Jun 2015- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The World Bank has approved a $165 million USD soft loan to Sri Lanka to provide safe drinking water and improve sanitation in the country’s former northern war zone and central highland tea estates. The project will benefit around
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week approved a $453 million USD loan to finance a major project to divert water from the Mahaweli River to Sri Lanka’s north-central dry zone. The project involves building more than 260
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya and Uganda have allocated a combined total of $479 million USD for water and sanitation in their respective budgets for the next financial year. Ugandan Finance and Economic Planning Minister Matia Kasaija told parliament in his
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda last week called for consensus and “mutual understanding” among Nile Basin countries to make best use of the river’s resources. Speaking at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Nile Council of Ministers (Nile
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Water ministers from Nile Basin member countries gathered in the Tanzanian city of Dodoma on June 4th for two days of talks on regional water projects and issues. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) said in a statement that the 23rd Annual
  • 15 May 2015- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The Sri Lankan government has approved two major water supply and sanitation projects aimed at expanding access to clean water and upgrading the country's decades-old wastewater systems, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne

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