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3 Jan 2021 TUNIS
Tunisia, on Tuesday, signed 2 financing agreements with the German Development Bank (KfW). An amount of €111 Million is granted to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries to carry out the Storage and Flood Protection Programme. "This programme contributes to the development of rural areas by mobilising drinking and irrigation water," said KfW Project Officer in the Water Sector Simone Cremer...
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...
27 May 2015 SUCRE, Bolivia
The Bolivian government last week announced measures to address the water crisis in the city of Sucre, constitutional capital of the country and home to half a million people.On May 23rd, the government allocated $40 million USD to improve Sucre’s water system, which collapsed following recent landslides, by 2019...
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...
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...
26 Nov 2013 GAZA
A key wastewater treatment plant in the Gaza Strip came to a standstill last week after shortages of fuel imported from Israel halted operations at power plants, according to Gaza water officials.“As we have warned in the past weeks, the main Askola Wastewater Treatment Plant came to a standstill due to lack of electricity,” said Saad Eldin al Abtash, director of Gaza’s Water and Sanitation Authority...
20 Aug 2013 CAIRO, Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation on August 12 rolled out a $257 million USD irrigation improvement project.“The project will be implemented in an area of roughly 101,000 hectares of agricultural land in five governorates,” said Minister of Agriculture Aiman Abu Hadid. “The project will involve extending soft loans to farmers to upgrade irrigation systems in their lands...
7 Aug 2013 CAIRO, Egypt
The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on August 4 unveiled an $86 million USD wastewater project in Egypt’s southern Fayyoum governorate.It involves digging a wastewater canal beside Lake Qaroun to collect agricultural wastewater from surrounding canals and a 69-kilometer canal to transport wastewater to Lake Al Rayyan, as well as building a lifting station in the area, according to Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel-Mottalib...