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  • 24 Aug 2017- 05:57 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune Transferring water from the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea through pipelines to dry and water-stressed regions is the most effective strategy for tackling water shortage in Iran, a member of the country's
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Six major cities in Iran are facing acute water shortages, and water resources are under strain in another 450, Deputy Minister of Energy Sattar Mahmoudi warned last week. In an interview with the Mehr news agency on April 1st, Mahmoudi said
  • 4 Apr 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran is set to begin a project to provide desalinated water to 45 million people in 17 provinces, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian said last week. He said the project involved constructing "50 desalination plants along the coast of the
  • 7 Mar 2016- 08:55 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Zawya Iran's infrastructure group MAPNA has started studying developing more desalination plants on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to produce fresh water, says the industrial group's power plant unit manager on Qeshm
  • 6 Oct 2014- 10:30 by Local Press Report TEHRAN BBC News A water shortage in Iran has become so acute that one of the country's leading ayatollahs has called on people to pray for rain, it's been reported. In a sermon marking the Eid Al-Adha religious festival, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran’s First Vice President, Es’haq Jahangiri, announced this week that the government is allocating $45 billion USD to fight drought in the central province of Isfahan. He also stressed the need for improved water management throughout the
  • 22 Aug 2014- 07:38 by Local Press Report MANAMA Gulf Daily News Asry, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has agreed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract for the completion and upgrading of a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant. The agreement, which has an estimated
  • 20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Iran on August 18th, 36 kilometers from the city of Abdanan, Ilam province, knocking out the city’s water, electricity and telephone lines. Officials rushed to send in water supplies as part of the
  • 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
  • 25 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Saudi Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu on July 20th signed two contracts worth $106 million USD for water, wastewater and other infrastructure projects in Jubail Industrial City. The first contract was awarded to Al Oyouni
  • 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
  • 30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran’s Energy Ministry is developing a project to desalinate and transfer water from the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman to the country’s Sistan and Balouchestan and central provinces, as a way to counter ongoing drought conditions, Energy
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait The Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water last week announced that it would soon tender a project to build mobile water facilities. "The ministry is currently preparing the technical and financial specifications of the
  • 10 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Officials at Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) are discussing future desalination projects with Japanese company officials, according to an SWCC official. “SWCC officials discussed a number of desalination
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, both of which are pursuing nuclear energy programs to meet growing demand for power and desalinated water, are cooperating to build and operate nuclear plants, according to UAE