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  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Uzbekistan still opposes Tajikistan’s construction of the Rogun hydropower plant, a Russian expert said this week. Leonid Gusev, a senior research fellow at the Analytical Center of the International Studies Institute at
  • 10 Jun 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week urged Central Asian nations to forge a consensus on management of shared water resources. In his opening remarks at a high-level international conference on “Implementation of the
  • 11 Feb 2015- 10:33 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE World Folio The Government of Tajikistan announced on Friday, 6th of February that it will host a high level international conference on international water issues from the 9th-11th of June in Dushanbe. One of the most pressing global issues that no
  • 16 Jan 2015- 10:41 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE Cistran Finance The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) published a video detailing their rehabilitation of Tajikistan’s Qairokkum Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) and Dam on Tuesday. Approximately $75 million will be invested in
  • 7 Mar 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tensions over “water supply and fair distribution of water resources in the region of Central Asia” have been aggravated in recent years, and “immediate measures should be applied to reconsider the existing bilateral and multilateral
  • The governments of Tajikistan and Iran are reviving plans to start a major water pipeline project to transport water from Tajikistan to Iran via Afghanistan.
  • Central Asian officials, NGOs and multilateral financing institutions will discuss Tajikistan’s massive and controversial Roghun hydropower project at the Second Meeting of Stakeholders and Civil Society on November 7.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided expressing support for construction of the Rogun hydropower plant during his visit to Tajikistan last week. Although he noted that Tajikistan is rich in hydropower resources, Putin did not say anything about the planned mega-dam building in the country.
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported
  • 3 Apr 2012- 09:26 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE International Islamic News Agency Full story by presstv.ir The presidents of Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan have signed agreements on the establishment of connecting routes and the exchange of oil, gas and water by the three countries. Iran’s
  • 17 Feb 2012- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajik authorities on February 10 announced that water quality had returned to normal in the city of Chkalovsk. The previous week, water in the northern Tajik city was contaminated after a commercial cargo vehicle crashed near a dam
  • 14 Sep 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon addressed the issues of water and energy in Central Asia in a speech given on the eve of the 20th anniversary of his country’s independence after the dissolution of the USSR. “Our country has a huge
  • 22 Jun 2011- 09:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan- Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier this month, asking for help resolving conflicts related to Central Asia’s scarce water resources. “Water and energy issues … are constantly
  • 18 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan At the beginning of January, international consulting companies AquaMundo GmbH of Germany and Seureca of France started carrying out a project to rehabilitate water supply systems in southern Tajikistan. Alimurod Tagoimurodov, head
  • 3 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Hydraulic engineers plan to close the Vakhsh River in early November to start construction of the Sangtuda-2 hydropower plant's dam, according to the Tajik Ministry of Energy and Industry. The riverbed will be altered, and the