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  • 29 Sep 2015- 08:46 by Local Press Report NEW YORK, NY Trend News Agency Given the planetary nature of the Aral Sea disaster, it is necessary to expand the joint activities and form targeted financial mechanisms for this purpose, Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov remarked in addressing
  • 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
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three
  • Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon detailed what he said were the five main water management problems facing Central Asia during this week’s Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • 19 Nov 2012- 09:04 by Local Press Report ASTANA Tengri News Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov has instructed Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov and the administration of Kyzylorda oblast to work on saving the Aral Sea and, in particular, to come up with the final plan of restoration
  • 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.
  • 30 May 2012- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran The Iranian government announced this week that its central bank had not accepted the financial terms set by China’s Sinohyrdo Corp. for the contract to build the Bakhtiari Dam in southwestern Iran. Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou said
  • 22 Feb 2012- 21:09 by Local Press Report ASTANA New Europe At present, the problem of water consumption is not as acute for the countries of the Central Asian region as it is, for example, in Africa, according to the Regional Adviser of the project Water Management in Central Asia, Iskandar
  • 15 Dec 2011- 20:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAKU, Azerbaijan A report published earlier this month by the Environment Ministry of Azerbaijan suggested coordinated efforts by the nations surrounding the Caspian Sea to reduce the amount of sewage released into it. The Caspian Sea is notoriously
  • 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
  • 14 Sep 2011- 09:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan started rehabilitation of Shekaftar Canal in Jalal-Abad province this month, under the framework of the $1.3 million USD World Bank project to supply irrigation water to an area of 25.8 square kilometers in the province.
  • 20 Jul 2011- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY Access to water is a challenge in Central Asian countries, but sanitary standards are close to generally accepted ones, Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Central Asia Sub-Regional Office Nikolai Botev said in mid
  • 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
  • 14 Apr 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent new yorK, ny, united states The dying Aral Sea, once the world's fourth-largest lake, is one of the planet's most shocking environmental disasters, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Central Asian leaders to step up efforts to
  • 15 Apr 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The flow of the Syr Darya River in Kazakhstan is unfit to irrigate fields, as the river water contains pollutants that can cause cancer in people who eat agricultural products irrigated with it, a Kazakh professor said. Malik