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  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Minister of Housing and Urban Development Ahmed al Maghrabi launched three drinking water and sanitary sewers projects, costing $46.5 million USD, to ease shortages in the Delta governorate of Menoufiya, 80 kilometers north of Cairo. For
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government is rehabilitating water projects initiated back during the country's colonial era that collapsed in recent years. The move largely is driven by the need to provide the population with safe drinking water, in line with
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, DOHA, Qatar — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has rolled out plans to outsource professional services in a bid to improve on delivery to its 216,000-plus customers. The outsourcing will supplement critical departments like
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Three major sanitary sewers projects, costing a total of $115.7 million USD, will start operations by the end of this month in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria. The projects will provide more than 1.5 million citizens of Egypt&
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — With the onset of the rainy season in Sierra Leone, over 500 Ministry of Health and Sanitation workers are fanning out into remote areas to start a massive chlorination of some 1 million water wells. The project will start June 1
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Iraq, BAGHDAD, KUWAIT — Iraq urgently needs to build new dams to preserve water levels in the country's main rivers before neighboring Turkey's planned major dam projects decrease available supply. Minister of Water Resources Abdul
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Addis Fortune (Ethiopia) — The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority is negotiating with companies that own private wells to expand its water supply delivery system. The authority is trying to alleviate chronic water shortages in the
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — Officials of East African countries are investigating the cause of dropping water levels in Lake Victoria. One factor the permanent secretaries of the ministries of water and environment are looking into is whether Uganda
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — "Desalination is a strategic option to face scarcity of drinking water in Egypt." So said Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mahmoud Abu Zeid. "Sixty percent of the total production of desalinated water is
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leons — Areas of northern Sierra Leone are nearly out of safe drinking water, which has affected agriculture in what is traditionally regarded as the country's bread basket, according to water experts. Many areas stretching from
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, LAGOS, Nigeria — The World Bank announced a $157 million USD project to conserve Lake Victoria's waters. Although the project will initially cover Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, World Bank sources in Nairobi said the project would be
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The government will take strict measures to protect the Nile River, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mahmoud Abu Zeid said. "We will be very careful and strict when giving license to any business to be built on the shores
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — The Euro-Med Participatory Water Resources Scenarios Project, which is to promote best practices in water management, has concluded. The regional project was working in Jordan, Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza to improve long-term
  • 21 May 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report washington US Department of State via USINFO — The U.S. government heard testimony on the clean water crisis in Africa and efforts to provide safe potable water supplies. At a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, the US Agency for
  • 13 May 2007- 21:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel- Besides implementing water projects across the globe, Israel's Tahal is geared up for much more work in the region in the next few decades. By 2040, the company's studies forecast a water deficit of 2 billion cubic meters a

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