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  • 12 Mar 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, RUSSIA Russian prosecutors will seek to stop a Chinese company from building a water-bottling plant on Vladimir Putin’s favorite lake amid local concerns that Baikal may be drained and polluted. Siberia's Lake Baikal is the deepest lake and
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report IRKUTSK Nikkei Asian Review A Chinese proposal to pump water from Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and carry it across two borders to help alleviate water shortages seems to be a real problem solver. The Russian lake holds roughly 20% of the world&
  • 4 Oct 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm Leshi Internet Information and Technology (LeEco) plans to start importing water from Lake Baikal for sale in China, according to Xu Xinquan, president of LeEco Russia and Eastern Europe. Xu said the exports were
  • 25 Jul 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN BATOR, Mongolia Russian officials raised the issue of Mongolian hydropower projects on the rivers that feed Lake Baikal on the sidelines of this month’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Ulan Bator. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko said
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia Chinese technology firm LeEco is holding talks with the government of Russia’s Irkutsk region on a plan to export drinking water from Lake Baikal to China. LeEco officials and Irkutsk Governor Sergei Levchenko have not yet signed a
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia China is withholding $1 billion USD in funding for a Mongolian hydropower project on a tributary of the Selenge River due to Russian concerns about the project’s potential impact on Lake Baikal. The loan for the Egiin Gol Hydro Power
  • 16 May 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The World Bank has suspended plans to finance two major Mongolian hydropower projects on the Selenge River and its tributary, the Orkhon, which feed Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater body, located in Russia’s Siberia region. 
  • 22 Jul 2015- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRKUTSK, Russia The Russian Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) is looking into an alternative water source in the Irkutsk Region, in order to preserve Lake Baikal, acting Regional Natural Resources and Environmental Minister Oleg Kravchuk said
  • 16 Mar 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan may receive only 300 million cubic meters of water from upstream Kyrgyzstan this year-- only a fraction of the 6 to 7 billion cubic meters it had been receiving-- due to the very low levels in the Toktogul Reservoir,
  • 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
  • 13 Jan 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia Water levels in Russia's Lake Baikal, the world's largest freshwater lake, have dropped to their lowest level in 60 years, according to officials in the Buryatia automonous region. In a statement this week, regional
  • 16 Dec 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Dastan Sarygulov, a Kyrgyz businessman and politician who currently heads think tank Nur, said it is not drought, but excessive withdrawals that are to blame for the low water levels in the country’s Toktogul Reservoir on the Naryn
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan A member of the Kyrgyz Parliament has questioned the official reasons given for the low level of water in the Toktogul Reservoir. The lack of water in the reservoir, which is located on the Naryn River, has been blamed on the fact
  • 10 Sep 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia Authorities in Russia’s Buryatia autonomous republic are planning to allocate more funds to build and upgrade wastewater treatment and purification facilities in the region near Lake Baikal. The $9 million USD in extra funding-- $7.8
  • 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--

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