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  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC Forbes Water has always been a major cause of wars and border conflicts in the Central Asian region. Modern history of the region has been fueled with various ethnic and territorial clashes. Apparently, the main catalysts behind conflicts have
  • 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
  • 6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Afghanistan could start withdrawing a much greater volume of water from the Amu Darya River to irrigate its farms, uner a project funded by Arab nations, a Russian analyst said this week. Yevgeniy Satanovskiy, president of the Moscow-based
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:20 by Local Press Report DUSHANBE New Europe A new hydropower plant on the Vakhsh River in Tajikistan could be the country’s solution to the problem of energy insecurity and a way to boost economic growth, according to reports in the local media. The construction of the Rogun
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Disputes over shared water resources are exacerbating problems among Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to a new report by NGO the International Crisis Group. The report, “ Water Pressures in Central Asia,” published
  • 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,
  • 14 Mar 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Tajikistan this week urged the United Nations to convene a meeting of high-ranking officials next year to review the International Decade, Water for Life 2005-2015. Tajikistan was the initiator of the Water for Life decade.
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan The Turkmen Parliament on March 1 approved amendments to the country’s Water Code, with the goal of protecting and more effectively using scarce water resources. Integrated Water Resources Management, water conservation, public
  • 21 Feb 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Central Asian countries need to invest more in the agricultural sector-- particularly in modernizing irrigation systems-- in order to reduce poverty and hunger in the region, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • 10 Sep 2013- 06:52 by Local Press Report ASHGABAT Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov from moving ahead with a scheme to create a giant artificial lake in the middle of nowhere. The idea for the would-be Altyn Asyr (“Golden Era”) Lake – also known as Lake Turkmen – dates back
  • 29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan When Tajik Prime Minister Akil Akilov told reporters at an international water conference that his country had released water from the Nurek hydropower plant  for neighboring Turkmenistan, his statements were “absolutely biased
  • 26 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan took a unified stance on water use and other environmental issues in the region when leaders of both countries met during the International Conference on Water Cooperation in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe,