1283 articles in Asia

India backtracks on treated sewage quality Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

A surprise turnaround by an Indian ministry on effluent standards will disappoint technology vendors, but is a net plus for Indian water.

Evolving Chinese PPP market reshuffles the pack for private water companies Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

As the early pioneers of the Chinese PPP market pack up and head for home, and as the first BOT contracts begin to expire, GWI maps out the players in the new PPP market, and takes a look at how international specialists can fit in.

A new vantage for Vietnam Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

What is causing the fervour of excitement around the Vietnamese water market? GWI’s Willy Yeo investigates.

Asia water in brief Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Indian concessionaire SPML has signed an agreement with 11 banks, led by Canara Bank, to swap INR5.5 billion ($83 million) of existing debt into new convertible bonds.

Darco-InfraCo team pioneers water concessions in Vietnam Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A Singapore government-brokered partnership between Darco Water Technologies and InfraCo Asia is treading virgin ground for foreign companies in Vietnam. Bearing the demand risk is the price to pay for getting back into the asset ownership business.

InfraCo Asia dives into water sector Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

A joint venture with Darco will be InfraCo Asia’s first investment in the water and wastewater treatment industry. It will be looking for a quick exit.

IFC eyes Vietnam water player DNP Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Dong Nai Plastic Company, which has built up a portfolio of five water projects and utilities in Vietnam, has piqued the IFC’s interest. An equity injection is on the cards.

K-water launches Korean SMEs abroad while scaling up its smart water strategy at home Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

With the Asia Water Council’s initiatives abroad gathering pace, K-water has set up a platform for channelling Korean SMEs to overseas opportunities. Efforts to tackle consumer mistrust of tap water mean that there is a lot of SME smart water know-how to be unlocked.

New Zealand alliance activity picks up pace Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Two councils are embracing alliances as a way of streamlining water, wastewater and stormwater services. Splitting plant and network management is a new approach.

Asia Pacific water in brief Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

Chinese state-owned giant Shenhua Group has awarded the engineering and procurement contracts for coal-to-chemical and mining wastewater treatment at its Ningdong Energy Base in Ningxia Province.