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  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee on Agricultural Policy, Water Resources, Environment and Regional Development took up the issue of amendments to the country’s Water Code during its meeting this week. First Vice Prime Minister Aaly
  • 23 Dec 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report BISHKEK 24.kg News Agency "We need external borrowings for infrastructure and we will cover the rest," Temir Sariev said today at a meeting of Respublika-Ata Jurt parliamentary faction. He commented on the statements that the Cabinet has submitted
  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HYDERABAD, India Provisions in the code of conduct for legislative council members-- which forbid officials from making announcements about any new projects in the run-up to an election-- have put on hold a $284 million USD drinking water supply project
  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on December 19th approved a revised cost estimate for the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project, but also ordered the Water and Power Development
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:09 by Local Press Report BEIJING Reuters Prosecutors in eastern China have filed a lawsuit against a county-level environmental protection department, accusing it of "failing to fulfil its regulatory duties" in its supervision of a local sewage firm, China's top
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India The Madras High Court on December 15th issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government demanding ordering it to explain on what grounds it has approved the use of water from the Tamirabarani River by a Pepsi bottling plant being built by
  • 21 Dec 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian judge has blocked the assets of BHP Billiton and Vale, co-owners of the Samarco iron ore mine in Minas Gerais state, to cover damages caused by the tailings dam burst at the mining complex last month. Judge Marcelo
  • 18 Dec 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NICOSIA, Cyprus A Northern Cypriot community leader this week expressed concern that local authorities will be excluded from the management of water supplied to the island via a pipeline from Turkey. Nidai Gungordu, head of the Turkish Cypriot Kyrenia
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan If Kyrgyzstan’s parliament fails to pass long-discussed amendments to the country’s Water Code, it will mean a shutdown of operations at the Kumtor gold mine, the country’s largest, Kyrgyz Deputy Economy Minister Daniyar Imanaliev
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India’s Maharashtra state has criticized the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) over delays in completing the $1.89 billion USD Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project (MSDP-2). The CAG has
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WENZHOU, China A court in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province has sentenced the owner of a molding workshop to a year in prison for dumping industrial wastewater directly into the local sewage system. The owner, identified only by his surname, Xia, was
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz legislators should make a decision on the fate of the Kumtor gold mine “in the near future,” said Eldar Tadzhibaev, chairman of the Mining Trade Union’s Central Committee. Tadzhibaev told parliamentary deputies this week that
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi Oil exploration activities could have major negative impacts on Lake Malawi, a local environmental group warned this week. The Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi warned in a new report that Malawi already lacked the capacity to
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Although there was an increase in cholera cases in Haiti this year compared to the previous year, the number of fatalities from the water-borne disease was down, participants heard at the latest meeting of the High Level Committee
  • 15 Dec 2015- 08:46 by Local Press Report SOFIA Focus Information Agency Implementation of the list of ambitious reforms of the Bulgarian government will continue in 2016”. That is what Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said during a working meeting with the President of Greece Prokopis