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  • 3 Nov 2016- 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia The government of Uzbekistan still opposes Tajikistan’s construction of the Rogun hydropower plant, a Russian expert said this week. Leonid Gusev, a senior research fellow at the Analytical Center of the International Studies Institute at
  • 31 Oct 2016- 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Tajikistan on October 29th started construction of the controversial $3.9 billion USD Rogun hydropower dam on the Vakhsh River. Following a ceremony attended by Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, workers used explosives to divert the
  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo has won a $3.9 billion USD contract to build the dam for Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The deal for the project was signed following a meeting between Tajik President Imomali Rajhmon
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Support for Tajikistan’s controversial $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project should be a priority in American foreign policy in Central Asia, according to a former US congressman. In an editorial published in the
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Tajik Ambassador to Russia Abdulmajid Dostiyev met this week with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Krasin to ask for Moscow’s support of the controversial $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Hydroelectric Power Plant ahead of a
  • 3 Oct 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank on October 1 released two reports as part of the ongoing assessment of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Dam project. The $3 billion USD Rogun Dam is considered the cornerstone of Tajikistan’s hydropower
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan T ajikistan blocked off a stretch of the Vakhsh River, a tributary of the Amu Darya, on November 28 in order to start building the dam for the Sangtuda-2 hydropower plant project. Just one day earlier, Kyrgyzstan had launched the

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