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Kazakhstan will supply electricity to Tajikistan for additional water from Syrdarya

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Kazakhstan compensates for additional water from the Syrdarya river in Tajikistan in the form of electricity, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to Avesta.tj.

At a press conference yesterday Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan, Usmonali Usmonzoda said that according to earlier agreements between the two countries for additional water flowing from the Kairakum reservoir in July-August, Kazakhstan will return 14 million kWh of electricity to Tajikistan in September, when the level of water inflow into the specified reservoir is reducing.

According to the Tajik Energy Minister, according to the previously reached agreements between Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, additional water in the amount of 230 cubic meters per second is ejected from the Kairakum reservoir for the needs of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in July.

About 150 cubic meters of this volume goes to the needs of Uzbekistan and 80 cubic meters for Kazakhstan. In the first decade of August, this figure will be 100 cubic meters (s) for Uzbekistan and 80 cubic meters for Kazakhstan. In the second half of August, this figure for Kazakhstan will decrease by 20 cubic meters.

The Energy Ministry also reported that, as compensation for water, Kazakhstan will return 14 million kW / h of electricity to Tajikistan in September, when the level of water supply to the Kairakum reservoir decreases.

In turn, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan have agreed on cooperation in the water issue in such a way as to ensure the flow of 300 cubic meters of water per second to the Kairakum reservoir.

Usmonzoda also noted that Tajikistan daily exports 10-12 million kW / h of electricity in the southern direction to neighboring Uzbekistan and receives up to 1.4 million kW / h from Uzbekistan in the northern direction.

Uzbek electricity is used for the operation of pumping stations in Zafarabad district during the irrigation season.

Author:
Zhanat Tukpiev
17:12, 16 July 2019
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