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22 Nov 2018 WINDHOEK, Namibia
Authorities from Angola and Namibia this week inaugurated the Calueque-Oshakati cross-border water supply project, distributing water resources from the shared Cunene River.The project involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of existing water supply infrastructure, most notably the 150 kilometer Calueque-Oshakati canal which supplies Northern Namibia with drinking and irrigation water from the Cunene River in Southern Angola, for irrigation and drinking purposes...
6 May 2018 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan's Minister of Water and Irrigation, the German ambassador to Jordan and UNICEF May 3 launched the operation of a water supply and waste water network which will connect all households in the Zaatari refugee camp, a UNICEF statement said. As the first of 12 districts, a network which will serve about 8,000 households in District 8 of the camp has been commissioned, according to the statement...
7 Nov 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accused the current government of forging documents to make it appear that it has support from local residents for the $332 million USD Itare Dam project in the Kuresoi area of Kericho County.The project includes construction of the dam, a tunnel, and a raw water treatment plant with a capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day, as well as laying of pipes...
18 Oct 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Kenya’s controversial $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel will proceed as planned, despite calls from the political opposition leader to cancel the project, Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) CEO Malaquen Milgo said on October 14th.Milgo also dismissed claims that the project would cause environmental damage and affect river flows...
22 Feb 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Kenya’s long-delayed $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project will be launched in a matter of weeks, according to Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.Authorities in Murang’a County, from which the water would be sourced, had blocked the project last year due to environmental concerns...
17 Jul 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
Leaders in Kenya’s Murang’a County this week threatened to put a stop to construction work on the controversial $74 million USD Northern Collector Tunnel unless the local population is allowed to access water from the project.Murang’a County Senator Kembi Gitura led area leaders on July 14th in urging residents to halt the ongoing construction work...
7 Jul 2015 MURANG'A, Kenya
Kenya’s Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) this week dismissed concerns that the controversial $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project would reduce water levels in rivers in Murang'a County.During a visit to Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wairia’s office last week, AWSB Chairman Mwangi Kiunjuri said studies had shown that the water levels in the Gikigie, Irati and Maragua rivers would not be affected by the project...
27 Apr 2015 MURANG'A, Kenya
A legislator from central Kenya’s Murang’a County this week claimed that the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) has started construction of the $74 million USD Northern Water Collector Tunnel project in violation of is agreements with local officials.The tunnel would transport an estimated 142 million cubic meters of floodwater from Murang’a County to the Thika Dam, 70 kilometers from the country's capital, Nairobi...
17 Apr 2015 BAKU, Azerbaijan
Armenia's plans to build a new reservoir on the trans-boundary Araz River could affect water availability in neighboring Azerbaijan, according to Telman Zeynalov, an ecologist and chairman of the Azeri Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources' Environmental Council.This year, Armenia will complete construction of a major new reservoir near the town of Vedi, in the Ararat Valley, according to Mher Mkrtumyan, head of the Armenian State Committee on Water Resources...
22 Jan 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
A top official at the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB), a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, this week accused politicians of derailing a $74 million USD World Bank-funded project that would transport an estimated 142 million cubic meters of floodwater from Murang’a County in central Kenya to the Thika Dam, 70 kilometers from the capital, Nairobi...
19 Dec 2014 YEREVAN
The Armenian government on Thursday gave its permission to signing a 50 million euro loan agreement with the German state-run KfW bank as well as a 2 million euro grant agreement. The money will be used to finance an irrigation project. Finance minister Gagik Khachatryan said the loan given with a 5-year grace period and a fixed interest rate is repayable in 15 years...
28 Mar 2014 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
More than 120 agricultural commodities have been added to international NGO WWF’s Water Risk Filter tool, WWF announced last week.They can be searched by either country or specific farm location.“Global water and commodity data has improved, and we want to offer users the best, most complete information available,” Jochem Verberne, head of Corporate Relations at WWF, told OOSKAnews this week via email...