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  • 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
  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan The government of Turkmenistan announced on December 13 that it will build a new desalination plant on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The planned facility will provide 50,000 cubic meters of freshwater a day to the parched desert
  • 29 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan has started water releases from the Kayrakkum Reservoir on the Syr Darya River to supply downstream Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan with needed irrigation water, Tajik Deputy Minister of Melioration and Water Resources Sulton
  • 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.
  • 19 Dec 2012- 07:54 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Turkish Weekly A special group at the level of deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states stood for an early conclusion of the work on a draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, which gathered in Ashgabat in these days
  • 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.
  • 23 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan It may not be financially feasible for Tajikistan to start construction of the Rogun hydropower facility on the Vakhsh River, according to a Tajik expert. “Even if [Tajik] authorities are continuing to get behind Rogun, they must
  • 21 May 2012- 09:44 by Local Press Report ABADAN New Europe Online The Directorate of construction projects of the Ministry of Construction of Turkmenistan recently announced an international tender for construction of a new, modern city of Abadan, reported. The tender provides for
  • 13 May 2012- 16:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Political tensions between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan over use of shared water resources and other issues may be spilling over into ethnic tensions inside their borders. On May 7, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported
  • 12 Oct 2011- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan could earn up to $100 million USD per year selling freshwater from high-altitude Lake Sarez, scientists said at an international conference in Dushanbe in late September.  The conference, organized by the Tajik Committee
  • 27 Jul 2011- 09:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT  St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko is proposing cooperation with Turkmenistan in the sphere of drinking water supply. During a visit to the Central Asian country in mid-July, she said the water utility in the Russian
  • 6 Jul 2011- 15:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia A diplomatic spat has broken out between the Uzbek and Tajik embassies in Moscow over the use of water resources in Central Asia. The diplomatic spat reflects the broader disagreements among upstream and downstream countries in the region
  • 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