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31 Jan 2018 BUENOS AIRES
A Loan Agreement was signed today between the Government of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will provide a Loan of KD 15,000,000 (equivalent to about US$ 51 million) for the financing of the La Plata Water Supply Project. The Project aims at supporting the socio-economic development in Buenos Aires Province, by improving the potable water quality and providing adequate quantities of water supply to the residences within the Project area until the year 2040.
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...
13 Feb 2017 BUENOS AIRES
Is it possible to spend 5.2 billion dollars to clean up a river which is just 64-km-long and get practically no results? Argentina is showing that it is.
12 Oct 2016 BUENOS AIRES
In an effort to eradicate the spread of massive outbreaks of dengue, zika and chikungunya in joint operations with UNICEF, the pan-American Health Organization, Argentina launched weeks of action against Mosquitos on Thursday in Buenos Aires.
19 Sep 2016 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
The government of Argentina’s San Juan province has temporarily suspended operations at Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine in the wake of a new spill at the site.A pipe carrying process solution -- which includes cyanide -- was damaged by a large block of ice that rolled down from the heap leach valley slope on September 8th...
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.
18 May 2015 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina will receive a $200 million USD loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to fund a programme to improve living conditions for families dwelling in irregular settlements, such as shanty towns and campsites.The work is part of the Neighborhood Upgrading Program, which has been designed to legalise land ownership, provide basic infrastructure and support community development, thereby helping some 250,000 families.
24 Nov 2014 PUEBLA, Mexico
At least 140 of the 200 water treatment plants located in Mexico's Puebla state are not operational, and this has contributed to an increase in river pollution in the area, according to Germán Sierra Sánchez, a representative of the National Water Commission (Conagua).The problem at the facilities is largely due the fact that the plant owners failed to test them ahead of time, and because of the high cost of maintenance, Sierra told participants at a workshop earlier this month on Operation, Maintenance and Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants...
14 May 2014 BUENOS AIRES
An appeals court judge gave a green light for Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner to be investigated for abuse of authority in a major Chevron fracking deal. Local Buenos Aires lawmakers had sought the probe -- involving Chevron's fracking with state oil giant YPF at Vaca Muerta -- for alleged "abuse of power, dereliction of duty and attempted environmental damage...
17 Mar 2014 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 the expansion of private hydroelectric projects.The march started at the National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) and concluded at the Legislative Assembly...
8 Jan 2014 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Argentina and Uruguay are recovering from a serious heat wave that has caused water shortages and knocked out power for thousands of people. Temperatures have reached highs of over 38 degrees Celsius.At least seven people have died as a result of the heat in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Angry citizens took to the streets to call for action after some of them were forced to go without water from their usual sources for as long as two weeks and to do without air conditioning due to power cuts...
6 Jan 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Rivers in Latin America are among the most polluted in the world, according to a World Bank expert.Spanish daily El Pais last week quoted World Bank Water and Sanitation Specialist Carmen Yee-Batista as saying some 70 percent of wastewater in Latin America is discharged into rivers or other water sources untreated, creating serious public health and environmental problems...