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9 Jan 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming.An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related extreme events occurred in low-income countries were insured, compared to 60 Percent in high-income countries...
11 Aug 2020 DHAKA, Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Ministry of Water Resources is set to seek funding for an estimated $985 Million USD to implement a “Teesta River Comprehensive Management and Restoration Project”, possibly with support from China, as discussions with India over management of the river are perceived to have been unproductive...
18 Sep 2018 MANILA, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 Millian USD loan to protect a water basin of China's Yangtze River.The ADB said September 18 that the loan for a "complementary set of initiatives to improve flood management, clean water supplies, and ecological conservation in the Longxi River watershed is a key project under ADB's new Yangtze River Economic Belt Framework" which will provide around 2 billion U...
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...
5 Oct 2016 SEOUL, South Korea
North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post-disaster recovery efforts in the country’s North Hamgyong ProvinceKCNA also reported last week that regional ally China has offered relief...
26 Sep 2016 BEIJING
Flooding is actually rated as one of the most destructive natural hazards in China with damage mostly experienced across cities, as a result of heavy summer rainfall. In an effort to avoid the effect of the loss of green and open spaces within cities, and the related social, economic and environmental costs, in 2013 the Chinese Central Government called for the widespread adoption of, ‘the sponge city' approach, providing the necessary financing for pilot activities across 16 urban districts for 2015 and 14 for 2016.
26 Sep 2016 SEOUL, Korea
The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding.The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights situation released a statement urging the international community to provide assistance in response to the flooding...
16 Sep 2016 SEOUL, South Korea
Aid agencies continue to warn of a possible humanitarian catastrophe in the aftermath of floods in North Korea. Aid has reached reach some areas, but more remote regions remain cut off.Typhoon Lionrock struck in late August, with flooding in the north of the country first reported on August 29th. North Korea state media has described the weather event as the “heaviest downpour” in the country since the end of the Second World War...
28 Jul 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Chinese government has been reluctant to include Pakistan’s $14 billion USD Diamer Bhasha Dam project in the massive China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program, a Pakistani official said this week.Pakistani daily The News quoted a senior official at the Ministry of Water and Power as saying Chinese authorities, who were presented with a plan to include Diamer Bhasha in CPEC eight months ago, were concerned about the lengthy delay in return on investment for the hydropower project...
27 Apr 2016 MEXICO CITY
Chinese and Mexican authorities met on Monday to discuss the renewal of a memorandum of understanding, signed in 2011, to strengthen cooperation on the management of water resources. The agreement covers the exchange and cooperation on irrigation technology, water supply in rural regions, the sustainable exploitation of aquifers, the reuse of residual water, and the prevention and mitigation of disasters, such as floods and droughts.
7 Mar 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government has procured land for the long-delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam project, using $1 billion USD of its own resources. Work on the project is expected to start by the end of this year, local media quoted an official source in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms as saying...
22 Dec 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government has announced that it will start construction of the long-awaited Diamar Bhasha Dam next year.The land acquisition process for the dam was completed back in September, for a total of some $1 billion USD. Some of those funds will be used to resettle and compensate the more than 4,200 families who will be displaced by the project...