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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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--
  • 5 Aug 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan on August 1st started providing water to neighboring Kazakhstan, in exchange for electricity supply from Kazakhstan during the coming winter. Kazakhstan needs the water in order to irrigate plantations in the southern part
  • 24 Jul 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan’s water sources are at low levels this year, Deputy Prime Minister Taiyrbek Sarpashev warned this week. He criticized local authorities for failing to prepare for drought, given that the country faces a similar situation
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan On July 8th, the government of Kyrgyzstan announced a $23 million USD project to upgrade the fresh and wastewater infrastructure in the capital city, Bishkek. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the downstream country resumes natural gas supply to
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Toktogul Reservoir, located on the Naryn River in Kyrgyzstan, is currently holding only 8.5 billion cubic meters of water, rather than the 19 billion cubic meters it should be holding, and this could lead to serious water
  • 6 Mar 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TARAZ, Kazakhstan Karim Kokrekbaev, the governor of Kazakhstan’s Jambyl province, pledged this week to create a favorable environment for businesses from neighboring Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy and Talas provinces, and to allocate places at a local market for
  • 7 Jan 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Bishkekvodokanal, the water utility operating in the Kyrgyz capital, last week denied accusations that it violated public procurement rules during the $15.6 million USD, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-funded
  • 22 Oct 2012- 08:31 by Local Press Report BISHKEK 24 News Agency Kyrgyzstan has suspended export of electricity in order to save water in Toktogul reservoir, Electric Stations OJSC reported to 24.kg news agency. According to its information, the export volume amounted to 1,494,020 billion kWh from

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