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  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 16 Nov 2017- 08:51 by Local Press Report LUSAKA CNBC Africa The Lusaka Sanitation Programme is part of the urgently needed reinforcement and expansion of the wastewater infrastructure in Zambia's fast growing capital Lusaka. The project is expected to greatly contribute to economic and social
  • 29 Jun 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia In a bid to save the financially troubled Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC), its board of directors has dismissed Managing Director George Ndongwe. In addition to his failure to effectively run the company, Ndongwe is accused of
  • 22 Mar 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Minister of Energy and Water Development Dora Siliya has ordered the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to ensure that water companies that engage in unfair
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Portugal-based Elevolution Contractors has won two contracts, worth a total of $52 million USD, to improve water supply and sanitation in Lusaka’s Mtendere and Kamanga townships. The projects are being funded through the Millennium
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Some 1,800 residents of the Zambian town of Chingola have initiated proceedings in London’s High Court against mining company Vedanta for contamination of local water sources and farmland. They allege that sulfuric acid from the
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations this week called on international donors to provide an additional $705 million USD for the more than one million Palestinians who continue to live in poor conditions without housing, adequate water and sanitation
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report GAZA The Electronic Intifada Israel has blocked the international development organization Oxfam from bringing vital equipment into the Gaza Strip to help make drinking water safe. “The blockade on Gaza prevented Oxfam’s public health programme bringing in a
  • The Chambeshi Water and Sewerage Company, which operates in Zambia’s Muchinga Province, could be replaced with another service provider unless it improves its performance.
  • The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will fund $28 million USD worth of infrastructure projects in the Gaza Strip, according to KFAED officials.
  • 25 Mar 2013- 08:44 by Local Press Report lusaKa Zambia Daily Mail The Zambia government intends to construct more new reliable water sources throughout the country to address the rising demand for water and ensure adequate sanitary facilities both in rural and urban areas. Minister of Mines, Energy
  • Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad warned last week of an impending water crisis in the Palestinian territories, which will hit the Gaza Strip especially hard.