Water supply to Kazakhstan’s Dostyk canal increased
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Water supply to the Kazakh part of the Dostyk canal has been increased from 80 m3 / s to 100 m3 / s, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.
According to the agreement reached, following the telephone talk between the Prime Ministers of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, on July 26 this year, a bilateral meeting took place in Dushanbe of the Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan M. Mirzagaliyev with the Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan D. Juma.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the water management issues of the two countries. The Kazakh side thanked the Tajik side for increasing water releases from the Bahri-Tojik reservoir. So, in order to provide water to Turkestan region’s agro producers, the water supply to the Kazakh part of the Dostyk canal was increased from 80 m3 / s to 100 m3 / s.
The parties also agreed to continue joint measures to improve the water management situation in the middle and lower reaches of the Syrdarya River.