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  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo has won a $3.9 billion USD contract to build the dam for Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The deal for the project was signed following a meeting between Tajik President Imomali Rajhmon
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week reiterated the country’s opposition to the $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of Amu Darya, in neighboring Tajikistan. “On July 22nd,
  • 28 Jul 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NICOYA, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government will prioritize a $50 million USD plan to improve water infrastructure and provide drought relief in Guanacaste Province as a matter of “national interest,” President Luis Guillermo Solís announced during
  • 12 Jun 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Opponents of Nicaragua’s planned Inter-Oceanic Canal project traveled to neighboring Costa Rica this week to raise awareness about the environmental and social impacts of the project and rally for a major protest march. They are
  • 29 Jan 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica A delegation representing about 40 political and civil society groups in Nicaragua traveled to neighboring Costa Rica this week to seek allies in their opposition to Nicaragua’s $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal projet. The groups
  • 4 Aug 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report TASHKENT AzerNews Uzbekistan has criticized the World Bank's recently-published report on Key Issues for Consideration of the Proposed Rogun Hydropower Project and use of transboundary water resources. Speaking at a recent meeting of the representatives
  • 10 Jun 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The community administrative association for water and sewage (Asada) in the Costa Rican town of Playa Potrero and the national water and sewage authority, AyA, have signed a water management agreement after months of conflict that
  • 3 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan A small separatist group in Uzbekistan’s northwestern Karakalpakstan region has called on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to postpone $411 million USD worth of loans under a program aimed at improving water management in cotton
  • 3 Apr 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly this week passed a bill that will make general access to water a fundamental right. The Water Resources Management Bill was brought to the legislative body through a popular initiative that collected
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica On March 13 more than 23 community groups from across Costa Rica, as well as environmental organizations, students, and NGOs, held a demonstration in the Costa Rican capital, San Jose, to demand water as a human right and protest
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Candidates in Costa Rica's February 2nd elections are emphasizing the importance of water in their campaigns. All five leading parties agree on the necessity of strengthening laws to guarantee proper water management and
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank this week announced approval of a $220 million USD loan to upgrade a 45-year-old water supply system and secure irrigation to 6,500 farms and drinking water for 725,000 people in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara and
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines International watchdog group Human Rights Watch and the Cotton Campaign, which fights child labor in the cotton industry, this week asked the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) not to fund an Uzbekistan irrigation project due to “grave

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