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  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS The National The impact of years of conflict-related environmental damage in Syria will have long-term repercussions on the livelihoods of civilians that urgently need to be mitigated, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned on the side
  • 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
  • 7 Jun 2016- 07:51 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS Syria Online Minister of Water Resources Kamal al-Sheikha discussed on Monday with the Belarusian Ambassador in Damascus Alexander Ponomarev and Director General of the Belarusian company Hydrodynamica Mikhail Subbotin possibilities of enhancing
  • 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,
  • 8 May 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The already dire humanitarian situation in war-torn Syria has worsened in recent weeks, leaving many people in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies, Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of
  • 26 Feb 2015- 09:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that a cholera outbreak is likely in Syria in the coming months due to poor water and sanitation access, which has plummeted as a result of the ongoing conflict. Drinking water access
  • 29 Sep 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Tens of thousands of Palestinians living at the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus are facing disease and death after the Syrian government cut drinking water supply to the area, according to local reports. Turkey's Anadolu News
  • 4 Aug 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report TASHKENT AzerNews Uzbekistan has criticized the World Bank's recently-published report on Key Issues for Consideration of the Proposed Rogun Hydropower Project and use of transboundary water resources. Speaking at a recent meeting of the representatives
  • 2 Jul 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The Syrian government this week signed an agreement with Russian construction company Story Trans Gas for an irrigation project along the Tigris River in the country’s drought-prone northeastern Hasakeh province. The Russian company will
  • 3 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan A small separatist group in Uzbekistan’s northwestern Karakalpakstan region has called on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to postpone $411 million USD worth of loans under a program aimed at improving water management in cotton
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Syrian government have signed agreements to carry out $76 million USD worth of water and sanitation projects in the war-torn country. The first set of projects under the Water and
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Asian Development Bank this week announced approval of a $220 million USD loan to upgrade a 45-year-old water supply system and secure irrigation to 6,500 farms and drinking water for 725,000 people in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara and
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Germany and the United Arab Emirates this week pledged $26.5 million USD for reconstruction efforts in areas held by the opposition in Syria. The funding commitment came following a meeting in Berlin between German Foreign Minister Guido
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines International watchdog group Human Rights Watch and the Cotton Campaign, which fights child labor in the cotton industry, this week asked the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) not to fund an Uzbekistan irrigation project due to “grave