Uzbekistan blockading Tajikistan over dam – UzNews.net

Posted: April 7, 2012 in Economy and Resources, Environment, Geography, History, Human Rights, International, Politics, Region, Tajikistan
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Uzbekistan blockading Tajikistan over dam

The Uzbek authorities are trying to take over the Farkhad dam situated in Tajikistan and inflicting a gas and transport blockade on Tajikistan for refusing to give away the dam.

A sharp deterioration in relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which has lately turned into a public correspondence between the two countries’ prime ministers, has been incited by Tashkent’s desire to take over the Farkhad dam, a reliable source in the Tajik official circles has told Uznews.net.

Without any legal base, Uzbekistan is insisting on changing the state borderline between the countries so that the Farkhad dam is included into the Uzbek territory, the source added.

The Farkhad hydroelectric complex that has a small water reservoir was built in modern Tajikistan’s territory in 1947. It was designed to withdraw water from Syrdarya and to let water flow down to the steppes of Golodny (in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan) and Dalverzinsky (Uzbekistan and Tajikistan).

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