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21 Jan 2019 BRASILIA, Brazil
The world’s biggest steelmaker is to build a seawater desalination plant in Eastern Brazil to safeguard steel production which has been hit by water shortages in recent years, attributed by the company to climate change.Indian multinational steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal SA will invest about $13...
29 May 2018 Sao Paulo, Brazil
China Gezhouba Group Co (CGGC) announced May 29 that its subsidiary in Brazil has purchased a 100 percent stake of a water supply company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a latest move to improve the Chinese state-owned construction giant's presence in South America. (Xinhua)The acquisition has also enabled the subsidiary to have the operational rights of the water supply program, known as Sistema Produtor Sao Lourenco, in the country’s most populous city...
5 Sep 2017 BUENOS AIRES
The Argentinean government launched a call to private companies from all over the world to take part alongside the state in 38 water projects for almost US$ 9.5 billion. The call includes works of drinking water, sanitation, dam and irrigation aimed to reach 100 percent coverage in drinking water and 75% in sanitation services...
18 Jul 2016 WASHINGTON, DC
Between April – June 30, 2016, the World Bank Group debarred four companies and one individual involved in sanctionable misconduct relating to projects in Mongolia, Vietnam, Argentina, Peru and Kenya. In Kenya, Minimix Agencies (Minimix) was debarred for three years for fraudulent practice under the Kenya Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project...
15 Jul 2016 BUENOS AIRES
As an introduction to today''s "saucepan-banging" protest against the drastic rise in power and gas tariffs, a Buenos Aires court now ruled a suspension also of the hike in the water bill.
17 Jun 2016 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina is seeking to push ahead with the construction of two aqueducts to irrigate crop plantations in the province of Entre Ríos despite widespread opposition from political parties and environmental organisations. Concerns have been raised about the lack of transparency and environmental risks associated with the projects, which will be fully financed by Chinese banks.
4 Nov 2015 LA RIOJA
The La Rioja government has awarded a contract to consulting firm Hydrotec to design and conduct technical and environmental studies for a 52 MW hydropower project in Argentina. The yet-to-be-named hydroelectric plant will be located in the Blanco River Basin in Argentina's western La Rioja province, where it will provide about a third of the province's power and 5,000 hectares of irrigation water for farming.
20 Oct 2015 CALETA OLIVIA, Argentina
Argentina last week announced a tender for a $1.2 billion USD aqueduct system that would withdraw water from Buenos Aires Lake and transport it to a number of towns in the northern part of Santa Cruz province.Announcing the international tender at the Gallegos River in Caleta Olivia, Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said that the project has come to fruition through prior cooperation with both China and Russia...
24 Jul 2015 BUENOS AIRES
MWH Global has received contracts to work on modernization of the 1,890 MW Salto Grande hydro plant and to serve as detail designers for the Nestor Kirchner and Jorge Cepernic facilities in Argentina.
10 Apr 2015 WASHINGTON, DC
The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) on April 9 ordered Argentina to pay $405 million to French company Suez Environmente who saw their contract for water and drainage provision cancelled in 2006.
10 Mar 2015 ASUNCION, Paraguay
The Sanitary Services Company of Paraguay will tender $400-$500 million USD worth of projects this month as part of the $610 million USD Bay of Asuncion recovery program.The program will be partly financed through a $110 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). It will benefit half a million residents in the capital area...
26 Nov 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom
The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde, a Professor of International Law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School in Argentina and Vice-President at the IWRA...