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Oman to award $1bn desal projects in Q4

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will award contracts for two desalination plants worth RO400 million ($1 billion) to be developed as independent water projects (IWP) in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the year, a report said.

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Oman to award $1bn desal projects in Q4

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will award contracts for two desalination plants worth RO400 million ($1 billion) to be developed as independent water projects (IWP) in the fourth quarter (Q4) of the year, a report said.

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Iraq, Japan discuss water projects in Basra

A delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently discussed projects to provide drinking water to the province of Basra with Iraqi Prime Minister Dr Haider Al Abadi, a report said. The meeting followed u

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World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More than 90 per cent of the world population has access to cl

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Oman desalination plant celebrates record output

Oman-based Sharqiyah Desalination Company (SDC) and French utility major Veolia have achieved a major milestone with the production of 100 million cu l of drinking water at their plant in the Sur region of the sultanate, said a report.

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Project aims to make rainwater potable

Bahraini authorities are working on a futuristic project that would make rainwater fit to drink, a report said. It involves injecting rainfall into the earth to replenish the water table, which could then be tapped in the same way

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GCC drinking water network urged

A common water network linking all GCC countries to prevent water shortages has been recommended by a study commissioned by the GCC. The study also proposed two network models – one for regular demand and a separate model for emer

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Millions still without safe drinking water

Despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in bringing access to improved drinking water sources to the global population, finishing the task will not be easy as there will be still millions without access to safe water, said a top UN o

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'Water for all' faces tough road ahead

Despite tremendous progress in the last two decades in bringing access to improved drinking water sources to billions of people, finishing the task is not going to be easy, said a top UN official. No doubt, there have been outstanding g

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Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday. The NDM 1 gene, which cr

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