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  • 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,
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAUSANNE, Switzerland Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics could have a negative impact on the country’s water resources, according to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) report released on June 1st. “Reliance on artificial snowmaking [for
  • 7 Jan 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALMATY, Kazakhstan A new filtration plant started operations last week in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s former capital and the country's largest city. The plant was built as part of the city’s efforts to improve drinking water quality and guarantee
  • 31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Talgar, the administrative center of Talgar district in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, has been without piped water supply since the water network was damaged by a mudslide in mid-July. The situation has led to conflicts among local
  • 8 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARAGANDA, Kazakhstan Water utilities in Kazakhstan are asking the government for authorization to discharge more polluted wastewater into rivers, saying they are tired of “draconian demands” and fines imposed by environmentalists. At a meeting of
  • 27 Mar 2014- 10:37 by Local Press Report ALMATY Tengri News Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambayev in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing President Nazarbayev's Press Service. The two heads discussed
  • 13 Nov 2013- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALMATY, Kazakhstan Many of the inhabited areas in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province lack access to safe drinking water, despite the projects carried out there under the national Drinking Water Program. Experts say none of the province’s districts are being
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARAGANDY, Kazakhstan The water utility in the Kazakh city of Karagandy has started blocking off the sewer connections of apartments whose owners have not paid for water supply and wastewater services. Specialists with water utility Karagandy Su are
  • Tajikistan’s plans to construct the estimated $3 billion USD Roghun Hydropower Project on the Vakhsh River will not threaten regional security, according to World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Kumar Jha.
  • Experts from throughout Central Asia gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week to discuss the findings of impact assessment studies for Tajikistan’s proposed Rogun Hydropower Project.
  • 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.
  • 8 Jun 2011- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan During her two-day mission to Tajikistan on May 22-23, Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon and Tajik Foreign Minister Khamrokhon Zarifi to
  • 4 May 2011- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY  Coordinated cooperation on management and conservation of water resources is necessary for solving existing problems and meeting regional challenges in Central Asia, according to Sagit Ibatullin, chair of the Executive Committee of
  • 27 Jan 2011- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (OOSKAnews) TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (OOSKAnews)-- Efforts to halt the steady destruction of the Aral Sea are getting renewed attention from donors, but will face continued hurdles in the years ahead as growing energy and agricultural
  • 25 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY More than $2.8 million USD has been allocated to rehabilitate the most dangerous waterworks facilities in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, according to the province’s governor, Serik Umbetov. At a mid-January meeting on ensuring trouble

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