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  • 2 Jul 2018- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Delegates from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan discussed water sharing in the Chu and Talas River Basins at a June 27 conference in Taraz which was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protocol on water sharing of the Talas River
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz security forces last week “eliminated” a group of suspected “terrorists” who had seized the Orto-Tokoy water reservoir on the Chu River in north-central Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn province. The operation was part of the Rubezh 2016
  • 5 May 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOMSK, Russia A recent proposal to transfer as much a billion cubic meters of water from Russia’s Altai region to China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has raised concerns among Russian environmentalists and experts. The possibility of selling 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,
  • 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
  • 30 Mar 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water reserves are now at 2.5 billion cubic meters, putting the country at risk of drinking water and irrigation deficits, Tashtanbay Sartov, deputy rector of education at the Kyrgyz State Technical University, told a
  • 2 Mar 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has started building a new non-rigid (earth and rockfill) dam on the Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda province in order to prevent water shortages in the region, the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture said on February 27th. “The
  • 17 Feb 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s energy situation, already complicated by the recent failure of a transformer unit at the Toktogul Hydropower Plant, could get worse due to declining water levels in the Toktogul Reservoir, according to the country’s
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is considering building dams on the trans-boundary Ili River to maintain water levels in Lake Balkhash, an agricultural ministry committee said earlier this week. However, environmentalists have warned that the project is
  • 18 Dec 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The collapse of the Russian rouble has lowered the price of water exports to neighboring Kazakhstan, and as a result Kazakhstan is getting an additional 9.5 million cubic from the Volga River, according to Kazbek Kenzhigaliyev,
  • 15 Dec 2014- 10:26 by Local Press Report ASTANA Xinhua China and Kazakhstan, a pair of traditional friends, see eye to eye with each other all the more with a series of newly-signed cooperative deals worth about 14 billion U.S. dollars. The agreements were inked Sunday during Chinese Premier Li
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent URGENCH, Uzbekistan International donors last week pledged $2.9 billion USD to help save the Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake but is now almost completely dry. The funding-- announced by Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam
  • 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
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan has stopped exporting water to Kazakhstan, but will resume doing do when there is enough water available, Kyrgyz Minister of Energy and Industry Osmonbek Artykbayev said earlier this week. “We will supply the remainder--
  • 13 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TALAS, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbaev offered assurances last week that his government will not unilaterally revise the water-sharing system it has with Kazakhstan for supply from the Kirov reservoir. During a visit on August 8th to

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