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19 Apr 2019 ADDIS ABABA
Ethiopian authorities have arrested 61 government officials on suspicion of embezzlement and “economic sabotage”, according to a statement released on Friday by Berhanu Tsegaye, the attorney general. Berhanu said the arrests on Thursday included the head of the government’s Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service, and 10 officials in the Water Works Construction Enterprise (WWCE), as well as workers in the former Finance, Economics and Cooperation ministry...
28 Jun 2017 DJIBOUTI CITY
The Ethiopia-Djibouti cross border potable water project will be finalized and commence operation in about three months, according to Demelash Mulu, project manager. The water project funded by the Export-Import Bank of China is under construction by the Chinese company CGCOC. The project is expected to provide safe drinking water for more than 700,000 Djibouti nationals.
5 Oct 2016 ADDIS ABABA
The African Ministers Council on Water, AMCOW, has called on member-states to adopt and strengthen the web-based Pan-Africa water sector monitoring and reporting system recently launched in Stockholm. Speaking at the ongoing training workshop on water and sanitation sector monitoring for member-states and stakeholders in Addis Ababa, its Executive Secretary, Dr...
19 Sep 2016 CAIRO, Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation announced on September 17th that Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will sign contracts this week with the technical consultants who will carry out studies on the impacts of Ethiopia's contentious Grand Renaissance Dam.Ministry spokesman Walid Haqiq told Egyptian news agency MENA that the countries’ irrigation ministers will sign the contracts with French consultants BRL Group and Artelia in Khartoum, Sudan, at a meeting of the trilateral dam committee on September 19-20th...
18 Aug 2016 CAIRO, Egypt
Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Atty said Egypt faces an “acute water shortage crisis" regardless of Ethiopia’s construction of the contentious Grand Renaissance Dam upstream on the Nile River.In a television interview this week, Abdel Atty said the shortage is mainly triggered by the decreasing individual share of water stemming from the country’s growing population, which cannot depend on Nile water alone...
22 Jul 2016 ADDIS ABABA
Israeli wastewater treatment company Emefcy has signed a contract for its Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) to be used at the Ayder Hospital at Mekele University in Tigray, Ethiopia.
11 Jul 2016 ADDIS ABABA
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will support Ethiopia to develop its water resources by enhancing its agriculture systems. During his brief speech in front of the Ethiopian parliament, Netanyahu said: “Ethiopia is moving in the right direction, and we will support it by enforcing its development projects...
13 Jun 2016 CAIRO, Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi said a “spirit of positivity should prevail over the negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan” on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. During a meeting on June 11th with Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atty and Agriculture and Land Reclamation Minister Essam Fayed, al Sisi reiterated that Egypt supports Ethiopia’s right to development through the dam project, but added that the Nile was Egypt’s only source of potable water...
5 May 2016 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Global results for the Sweden Textile Water Initiative, a public-private partnership involving more than 30 Swedish textile and leather companies, exceeded expectations for 2015, saving an amount of water equivalent to the daily needs of almost 50 million people.Last year, the initiative included 20 Swedish purchasing brands and 72 supplying factories in five countries -- India, China, Bangladesh, Turkey and Ethiopia, according to its Global Results 2015 report...
7 Mar 2016 TEL AVIV
The corporate division of Bank Hapoalim has led a deal of over $200 million for the Ethiopian government's sugar company to finance a huge irrigation project by Israeli company Netafim Ltd.. The project covers 7,000 hectares (17,500 acres).
8 Feb 2016 CAIRO, Egypt
Egyptians should be prepared for “water scarcity” as a result of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project, according to Mahmoud Raslan, head of Egypt’s Holding Company for Water and Wastewater.“There is a scarcity of water due to the Renaissance Dam, and we have to be ready for it,” Raslan told Al Assema satellite TV channel over the weekend...
18 Jan 2016 ABIDJAN
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on 13 January 2016 approved a loan of $76.11 million from the AfDB financing window to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for the implementation of the Four Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Program.