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Maldives inks water deal with UAE company

The Maldives Environment Ministry has inked a US$8.6 million (Maldivian Rufiyaa MVR133 million) contract with the UAE-based Water Engineering Services FZE to establish drinking water facilities on 32 islands.

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India to become world's 5th largest economy by 2020: Report

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Improving incomes and nutritional health in Bangladesh through potato, sweetpotato, and vegetables

Poverty affects 40 percent of people in Bangladesh, and malnutrition is among the highest in the world, with 56 percent of preschoolers underweight. In an effort to combat these alarming numbers, the International Potato Center (CIP) is launching a new program in disaster-prone southern Bangladesh to raise incomes and improve nutritional health through potato, sweetpotato, and vegetables.  

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For creating an ecologically-friendly environment in Pakistan

  Unchecked urbanisation, overpopulation, tap water mixed with sewage water, raw industrial domestic effluents going straight into River Ravi without any cleansing process. Depleting ground water without adequate recharge of ground aquifers.

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Maldives inks water deal with UAE company

The Maldives Environment Ministry has inked a US$8.6 million (Maldivian Rufiyaa MVR133 million) contract with the UAE-based Water Engineering Services FZE to establish drinking water facilities ...

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