71 articles in Algeria
The policy thrust in the Nigerian infrastructure sector is now heavily geared towards PPPs, following a presidential water summit earlier this year.
The re-tendering of the failed Annaba contract shows the Algerian authorities are serious about improving the performance of urban water utilities. Rolling out the model to other cities is still some way off.
The private sector stakeholders in Algeria’s Mostaganem desalination project face losing their contract if they are not able to fix an intake problem by the end of May.
The consortium behind Kuwait’s first IWPP has said it aims to reach financial close on the funding package to support the deal at the end of April.
For the desalination plant, commissioned during 2012, that represents the most impressive technical, financial or ecologically sustainable achievement in the industry.
Algeria’s former water resources minister Abdelmallek Sellal was named as the country’s prime minister on 3rd September.
The North African country’s desalination programme has not been without its problems. The lessons learned should inspire confidence in a new wave of plants later this year.
Pakistan is attempting to resurrect its privately financed desalination ambitions with a 113,650m3/d (25MIGD) SWRO project in Port Qasim, near Karachi.
Despite mixed experiences, Algeria has not ruled out extending its water management model to other cities. Water resources minister Abdelmallek Sellal spoke exclusively to Emilie Filou.
Kuwait has opened tendering for the Umm Al-Hayman wastewater treatment plant, the 500,000m3/d project that will be the second in the water/wastewater sector to be procured by the country’s nascent privatisation board