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  • 1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russia is interested in seeing water projects in Central Asia used as “platforms” for regional cooperation, not as “wedges” that broaden gaps between the positions of upstream and downstream countries, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Construction of giant hydropower facilities in the upper reaches of the trans-boundary Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers threaten a fragile environmental balance in Central Asia, participants heard at an international conference held
  • 9 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have not yet reached an agreement on the issue of collecting and releasing water from the Kayrakkum water reservoir on the Syr Darya River in the Tajik Sughd province. The countries usually conclude an
  • 31 Mar 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Uzbek government asked the World Bank to finance a $100 million USD project aimed at improving water supply in Syrdarya province. Specifically, the government requested I million USD in assistance to "improve the level of
  • 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
  • 16 Dec 2009- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan B uilders of the Kambarata-2 hydroelectric plant on the Naryn River, a tributary of the Syr Darya, in Kyrgyzstan are preparing for a large explosion in late December, raising concern in downstream neighbor Uzbekistan. Depending on
  • 26 Aug 2009- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The volume of water in the Toktogul water reservoir in Kyrgyzstan was at 12.7 billion cubic meters on August 18, which is 26.4 percent higher than on the same date last year, Kyrgyz Minister of Industry, Energy and Fuel Resources

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