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  1. Kyrgyzstan Faces Low Water Levels: Official

    24 Jul 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water sources are at low levels this year, Deputy Prime Minister Taiyrbek Sarpashev warned this week. He criticized local authorities for failing to prepare for drought, given ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/24/2014 - 10:01

  2. Failing Sewage Treatment Plant Raises Public Health Risk in Kyzlorda

    22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYZLORDA, Kazakhstan During a period of very hot weather in the days leading up to July 18th, suburban residents of Kyzlorda, a city in central Kazakhstan, suffered from an overwhelming suffocating stench ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/22/2014 - 10:22

  3. World Bank, Kazakhstan Plan Further Improvements to North Aral Sea

    11 Jul 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank During the visit to Kyzylorda region, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Kumar Jha and Vice-Minister of Environment and Water Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan ...

    Local Press Report - 07/11/2014 - 10:02

  4. Kyrgyzstan Announces $23 Million Swiss-Funded Water Infrastructure Project

    11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan On July 8th, the government of Kyrgyzstan announced a $23 million USD project to upgrade the fresh and wastewater infrastructure in the capital city, Bishkek. The project is being carried ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/11/2014 - 10:03

  5. Kazakh Lake Severely Polluted

    9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengrinews An unidentified grey mass has polluted the shores of Lake Shalkar in West Kazakhstan Oblast, Tengrinews reports citing Moi Gorod. Local residents tell of a long streak of a smelly grey mush caking ...

    Local Press Report - 07/09/2014 - 10:30

  6. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Sign Water Sharing Protocol

    30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan last week signed a protocol on water sharing in the basin of the trans-boundary Chu River. The protocol requires both sides to observe previous agreements. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/30/2014 - 10:05

  7. Kazakhstan to Build 30 New Reservoirs

    26 Jun 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The Kazakh government is planning to build about 30 new reservoirs throughout the country to collect and store floodwater. The project, which will be carried out under the framework of the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/26/2014 - 10:33

  8. World Bank Releases Draft Assessment for Tajikistan’s Rogun Hydropower Project

    20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/25/2014 - 11:46

  9. Kyrgyz MPs Propose Cutting Water Supply to Uzbekistan

    23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2014 - 10:25

  10. Kyrgyz Official Raises Doubts About UN Report on Water Access

    16 May 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Deputy Speaker of the Kyrgyz Parliament Asiya Sasykbayeva this week called into question recent United Nations statistics claiming that 90 percent of the country’s population has access to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/16/2014 - 10:37

  11. Kazakhstan Considers Merging Water Utilities

    9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Some 800 water utilities operating in Kazakh cities will be merged into one or several enterprises in mid-May, in order to make it easier to attract private investment in the sector, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/09/2014 - 10:05

  12. Post-2015 Development Goals Must Address Environment, Inequality, Poverty: ADB

    6 May 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The UN post-2015 global development agenda, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire next year, should focus on “unfinished business,” primarily in the areas of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/06/2014 - 10:21

  13. IBRD Lends Kazakhstan $102 Million for Irrigation Infrastructure Upgrades

    5 May 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), part of the World Bank Group, will lend Kazakhstan $102 million USD to upgrade agricultural water infrastructureunder an ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2014 - 10:00

  14. Central Asian Countries Face Water Shortages This Year

    1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Toktogul Reservoir, located on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan, is currently holding only 8.5 billion cubic meters of water, rather than the 19 billion cubic meters it should be holding, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/07/2014 - 11:57

  15. World Bank Approves $103 Million Loan to Kazakhstan for Irrigation

    30 Apr 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC World Bank The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a $102.9 million loan agreement with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) to support efficient water use and ...

    Local Press Report - 04/30/2014 - 10:04

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