Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan Leaders Discuss Water Sharing Agreement Implementation


Delegations of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will discuss the implementation of the agreement on the joint use of water resources of Orto-Tokoi (Kasansai) reservoir in narrow and expanded formats. Orto-Tokoi water reservoir is located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan. In the Soviet Union time, Kyrgyzstan allocated land for the construction of the reservoir, and it was built at the expense of the USSR budget. In October 2017, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on the interstate use of Orto-Tokoi (Kasansai) reservoir. According to the document, the Uzbek side takes part in financing the operation and maintenance of the reservoir in proportion to the volume of water received.