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Central Asia's Looming Conflict Over Water, Part 1: The Upriver Countries

Nov 12, 2012 | 11:30 GMT
A picture taken on November 14, 2018 shows a general view of the Rogun hydro-electric dam on the Vakhsh River in southern Tajikistan.

Tajikistan on November 16, 2018 inaugurates the USD 3.9 billion hydro-electric power plant, a mega project that will enable the impoverished country to eliminate domestic energy shortages and export electricity to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan hope to build new hydropower dams, which could increase tensions with downriver countries. ...

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