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  • 17 May 2017- 10:31 by Local Press Report BEIJING Defense Aviation Post China, which is working to re-engineer the trans-boundary flows of rivers originating in Tibet, has taken its dam-building frenzy to Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, which is part of Jammu & Kashmir, but is claimed by
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s border service reported on August 24th that the men
  • 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
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have withdrawn troops from a disputed region along their border, ending a standoff that began over a week ago over access to a reservoir that was being used in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz officials said on March 26th
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Tensions have increased along the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over the past week, with each side restricting border crossings and the Kyrgyz government accusing its neighbor of building up its military presence at
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China last week again offered reassurances to India that its planned dam projects on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River will not affect downstream water flows. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told Indian news agency PTI that
  • 19 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Major lakes along China’s Yangtze River are drying up, signaling potential water scarcity beyond the country’s drought-prone north. Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province and Dongting Lake in Hunan province are among those affected, official
  • 15 Jan 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report BEIJING South China Morning Post China has made a breakthrough in desalination technology that could help it produce fresh water on remote islands and also quickly expand habitable areas on reclaimed land or natural islets in the South China Sea, where it is
  • 4 Dec 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has released a new evaluation of the likely impacts of climate change on the country, which projects increases in floods and droughts, as well as heat waves, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers, all of which could threaten
  • 23 Oct 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China’s coastal wetlands are the most threatened but least protected ecosystems in the country, and current efforts to conserve them are inadequate in the face of rapid urbanization and economic development, according to a new report by
  • 16 Oct 2015- 08:37 by Local Press Report TASHKENT World Bulletin Uzbek President Islam Karimov said Thursday that full-scale war could begin in Central Asia if Kyrgyzstan does not stop building new water-power plants under Russian patronage. Access Climate Conflict Corporate Risk Ecosystems Energy
  • 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,
  • 15 May 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUWAHATI, India Tarun Gogoi, chief minister of India’s Assam state, this week urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of Chinese dam construction on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra during his official visit to Beijing. “…There have been
  • 21 Jan 2015- 10:53 by Local Press Report BEIJING Radio Free Asia Tibetan villagers are protesting the mining work in the Tsojang (in Chinese, Haibei) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, but have been blocked by close ties between mine owners and higher authorities, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan