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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,
  • 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
  • 20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation meeting with riparian countries Afghanistan,
  • 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
  • 14 May 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Sabahi The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on Sunday (May 12th) agreed to loan Djibouti $35 million USD (6.3 billion francs) for further improvements in the provision of drinking water, Djibouti's La Nation reported.
  • 23 Jan 2013- 09:32 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Sabahi Djiboutian Finance Minister Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh on Sunday (January 20th) signed an agreement with his Ethiopian counterpart Sufian Ahmed for the construction of a water pipeline linking the two countries, Djibouti's La Nation
  • Uzbek President Islam Karimov this month approved the feasibility study for a $32.9 million USD project to rehabilitate a water intake facility and pipeline networks in the country’s Jizak province.
  • 25 Jul 2011- 14:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya An estimated 10 million people in the Horn of Africa risk starvation as massive crop failure accompanied by severe water scarcity engulf Somalia, Ethiopia and northern parts of Kenya. The volatile region is experiencing the worst drought
  • 4 May 2011- 09:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The farmers of Uzbekistan’s Jizak province will face a severe water deficit this year, and they will pay fines or bear criminal responsibility if they do not use water economically, according to Provincial Governor Sayfiddin Ismailov
  • 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
  • 16 Jun 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Ferghana.ru (Ukbekistan) Uzbek border guards last week blocked the roads to the Kazakh village of Arnasai, in South Kazakhstan Oblast. Arnasai is surrounded by Uzbek territory, with the northern part of the village connected to
  • 31 Mar 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan I he visit by Kazakh president Nursukan Nazarbaev to Tashkent, and by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov to Dushanbe in March is the evidence that the leaders of Central Asia are trying to find a solution to the water
  • 20 May 2008- 03:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, ASTANA, Kazakhstan- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has promised his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rakhmon that Kazakhstan will help Tajikistan with construction of the Rogun hydroelectric plant on the Vakhsh River, a tributary
  • 5 May 2008- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan- The period of low water that affected countries of the Syr Darya River basin last year, as well as the recent extremely cold winter, have badly affect the agriculture sector at a time when food prices are going up around the world.

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