Monthly report review on IWRM in Central Asia: December 2014

Date

News

Reference

Kazakhstan

04.12.14

Exports of electricity

Kazakhstan will supply electricity to Kyrgyzstan at the price of 15.7 tenge ($ 0,087) for 1kWt/h, said Chairman of the Board of "Samruk-Energo" Almasadam Satkaliyev at a briefing in the office of the Central Communications. Earlier it was reported that Kazakhstan would help the neighboring country, transferring 400 million kWh of electricity this year and 1.4 billion kWh - next year. Kyrgyzstan, in turn, must fulfill an agreement to provide Kazakhstan with irrigation water during the growing season.

Regnum

24.12.14

UNECE Convention

Majilis approved the draft law "On ratification of the amendments to articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes." According to the Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention provide for the possibility of accession countries not members of the Economic Commission for Europe. Ratification of the amendments extends the possibilities of Kazakhstan for cooperation with neighboring countries, particularly with China.

KazInform

Kyrgyzstan

05.12.14

CASA-1000

In Istanbul, the ceremony of signing the agreement the CASA-1000 was held. As reported by the Pakistani portal Dispatch News Desk year ago, this country is going to buy from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan to 1,000 megawatts of electricity in the summer period. The share of exports of electricity from Tajikistan will be 70% of Kyrgyzstan - 30%. Afghanistan will buy this line of about 300 megawatts. Pakistan will receive the project electricity at a price of 9.35 cents per 1 kWh. CASA-1000 project, implemented under the auspices of the World Bank should be completed by 2018

Regnum

23.12.14

Financing the construction of hydropower plants

Depreciation of the Russian ruble and the Kyrgyz som may lead to the fact that the company “RusHydro" reconsiders the cost of the project for the construction of Upper-Naryn cascade of HPP in Kyrgyzstan. According to the chairman of the Russian company "RusHydro" Evgeny Dod, before the project was estimated at 24 billion rubles, or at the rate applicable at the time at $ 732 million. "Under the terms of an intergovernmental agreement" RusHydro "is to finance half, and the second part of the sum to attract as a loan. In May it was reported that 12 billion rubles "RusHydro" will receive from the "Rosneftegaz" through the purchase of additional issue of shares and kvasi-treasury shares. Will it change the deal with "Rosneftegaz" is not yet clear, "- he explained.

Regnum

Uzbekistan

29.12.14

Aral Sea

President Islam Karimov signed a decree on December 24 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan, which approved the list of projects to be implemented in the Aral Sea region. Agreement on the implementation of projects with a total cost of about $ 3 billion has been achieved with international and foreign governmental financial institutions and donor countries in late October at a conference in Urgench to mitigate environmental disaster in the Aral Sea region. Resolution of the relevant ministries and organizations charged with the development of the project within three months of the Comprehensive Program to mitigate the Aral Sea disaster, reconstruction and socio-economic development of the Aral Sea region for 2015-2018 years.

Gazeta.uz

Tajikistan

4.12.14

The ADB Loan to Tajikistan

The Asian Development Bank approved $ 54 million of grant funds for the project to improve the energy supply of the population and industrial facilities in Tajikistan. To note, that project aims to reduce energy losses by measuring the entire transmission network of high and medium voltage and power transmission network expansion in Pedzhikent region on the north of Tajikistan. According to holding "Barki Tajik" technical losses of electricity in Tajikistan in 2014 amounted to about 19.7% and equipment for power generation and transmission is already worn out.

Regnum

4.12.14

Vakhsh river bed for the construction of the Rogun dam will be closed at approximately 2016

The builders of the Rogun HPP will start damming of the Vakhsh River for the construction of a dam at approximately 2016, said Secretary of the Tajik National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams Hamid Arifov. He noted that before this all the tunnels and found sources of financing of the project should be ready. "The most important thing - we got a "good" by the World Bank", - said Arifov..

News.tj

24.12.14

Tajikistan  Resolution on water resources

UN General Assembly adopted a resolution "International Decade for Action "Water for Life", 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve sustainable development of water resources", prepared on the initiative of Tajikistan. In accordance with this resolution, "two international events in New York (High-level Dialogue at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, March 2015) and Dushanbe (International High-Level Conference in June 2015) will be held".

MFA RT

Turkmenistan

20.12.14

In connection with the objectives of sustainable water use and uninterrupted supply of clean drinking water as a priority of Turkmenistan's policy is being carried out in stages, "the General Programme on settlements of Turkmenistan clean water", in which all regions of the country built a water treatment plants, desalination plants, the reconstruction of existing wastewater treatment plants and water supply systems. In the Central Karakum, construction of the second stage of the Turkmen Lake "Altyn Asyr", which will change the condition of the irrigated lands of the country.

Turkmenistan: The Golden Age

       

Sources:

  1. KazInform
  2. News.tj
  3. Gazeta.uz
  4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan
  5. Regnum
  6. Newspaper «Turkmenistan: The Golden Age»

 

Compilers – MA students of “Integrated Water Resources Management” program of German-Kazakh University:

  1. Alla Sabbatovskaya
  2. Zarina Ruzmatova
  3. Alia Mashaeva

Chief Editor: Atay Moldobaev - PhD student of Free University of Berlin.