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  • Kazakhstan is providing more than $46.5 million USD from the national and local budgets to carry out 20 water supply projects in 20 inhabited localities in the Aral Sea region before the end of this year, officials in Kyzlorda province announced on January 11.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered support to Kyrgyzstan in its conflict with downstream Uzbekistan over distribution of water resources in Central Asia. Almost $500 million USD in debt will be excused in exchange for a package of deals that will extend Moscow's water, energy and military influence in the region.
  • Uzbek President Islam Karimov warned of possible future water wars in Central Asia and reproached neighboring countries for their plans to dam trans-boundary rivers for hydropower projects.
  • 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.
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, ALMATY Current problems with water resources management can be resolved only when the interests of all states in the region are taken into consideration, according to Miroslav Jenca, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan T he main facilities of the Koksarai water reservoir on the Syr Darya River in southern Kazakhstan were completed on December 1, according to a senior Kazakh official. Speaking during a telephone conference, Kazakh First Deputy Prime
  • 10 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The Koksarai water reservoir on the Syr Darya River in Kazakhstan will start filling with water on February 10, Kazakh Emergency Minister Vladimir Bozhko told a meeting this month at the ministry attended by Kazakh Prime Minister
  • 27 Jan 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan I he first stage of the Koksarai water reservoir on the Syr Darya River will be completed by February 1, Kazakh Emergency Minister Vladimir Bozhko said during a working trip to the South Kazakhstan province in January. "The pace
  • 3 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Archaeologists plan to bring a case to court over construction of the Koksarai water reservoir on the Syr Darya River. Once the reservoir is completed, it will flood archaeological sites in South Kazakhstan province. Previously, some
  • 6 May 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report ASTANA, Kazakhstan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty The water of the Syr Darya River is severely polluted, and it can carry carcinogens into rice fields, pass toxins from nursing mothers to newborns, and is seen as a threat to the health and livelihood of the
  • 15 Apr 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The flow of the Syr Darya River in Kazakhstan is unfit to irrigate fields, as the river water contains pollutants that can cause cancer in people who eat agricultural products irrigated with it, a Kazakh professor said. Malik
  • 18 Mar 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan K azakhstan has opened the sluices to allow excess water from the Shardara water reservoir on the Syr Darya River to flow into Uzbekistan's Arnasay lakes. The Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspaper reported that some 100 cubic meters
  • 10 Dec 2008- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The volume of water in the Shardara reservoir on the Syr Darya River in Kazakhstan was at 1.6 billion cubic meters in mid-November, nearly two-thirds more than in the same period last year, the Kazakh water enterprise Yugvodkhoz said.
  • 17 Sep 2008- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Negotiations among Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over distribution of the Syr Darya water resources have proven ineffective. During the negotiations, held in the Kazakh city of Almaty last week, Kyrgyzstan pushed for
  • 1 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Kazakhstan, SHYMKENT Construction of the Koksarai water reservoir on the Syr Darya River in southern Kazakhstan started in late June, in an effort to prevent flooding in the region, which has created problems in neighboring Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan&#039

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