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  • 22 Sep 2016- 08:39 by Local Press Report TASHKENT EurasiaNet.org Twice this year, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have gone toe to toe over who should have ownership over the Kasan-sai reservoir, which is claimed by Uzbekistan despite lying several kilometers inside Kyrgyzstan. It is the flowing water,
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s border service reported on August 24th that the men
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo has won a $3.9 billion USD contract to build the dam for Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The deal for the project was signed following a meeting between Tajik President Imomali Rajhmon
  • 24 Jun 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Russian President Vladimir Putin this week expressed concern about Mongolia’s plans to build a hydropower plant on the Selenge River, which feeds Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, located in Russia’s Siberia region.
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have withdrawn troops from a disputed region along their border, ending a standoff that began over a week ago over access to a reservoir that was being used in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz officials said on March 26th
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Tensions have increased along the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over the past week, with each side restricting border crossings and the Kyrgyz government accusing its neighbor of building up its military presence at
  • 10 Dec 2015- 09:03 by Local Press Report TASHKENT Uzbekistan National News Agency Construction and installation works on the Kuksaroy reservoir worth about 21 billion soums (USD $ 7 million) have been completed. The reservoir has been built to ensure efficient use of water and to improve water
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs this week reiterated the country’s opposition to the $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project on the Vakhsh River, a tributary of Amu Darya, in neighboring Tajikistan. “On July 22nd,
  • 12 Feb 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Uzbek government is investing $71.3 million USD of state capital this year to improve water supply and wastewater services throughout the country, officials said this week. Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev had signed a
  • 15 Jan 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan has introduced drip irrigation systems on over 10,000 hectares of farmland over the past six years, and it plans to extend this to 25,000 hectares by 2018. The plan will be supported with low-interest loans from the state
  • 14 Jan 2015- 10:37 by Local Press Report TASHKENT Silk Road Reporters There is rising concern in Kyrgyzstan over the state of the country’s glaciers, which are shrinking. This affects the supply of drinking water, the country’s hydroelectric power potential and the irrigation of farmland. According
  • 8 Jan 2015- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan has completed construction of a new water reservoir in Samarkand province, authorities said earlier this week. The Kamongaron reservoir has a capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters and covers an area of 16 hectares in the
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Disputes over shared water resources are exacerbating problems among Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to a new report by NGO the International Crisis Group. The report, “ Water Pressures in Central Asia,” published
  • 10 Jul 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Uzbek government on July 7th announced a $32.3 million regional water upgrade project in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The plan is part of Tashkent’s broader strategy to provide clean drinking water

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