This year work will begin on the modernization of the Kairakkum
hydropower plant in the amount of 1.9 billion somoni, and the first stage of reconstruction of the Nurek hydropower plant in the amount of 3.5 billion somoni.
In Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in the winter water was accumulated in the reservoirs of Nurek, Toktogul and Kairakkum
and in summer it was dumped for irrigation of arable land in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Construction of the second unit of the Dushanbe-2 combined heat and power plant will be financed for $3.9 million from the budget, modernization of the Kairakkum
hydropower plant will be funded from the budget for $3.9 million, he added.
The working groups of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan started their work on July 7 in Kairakkum
. The groups were supposed to draft the intergovernmental agreement on use of cross-border roads, which will stipulate the norms and provisions excluding any obstacles and restrictions for unimpeded movement of transport, cargoes and citizens of two countries.
Youth organizations of Tajikistan will hold a forum on June 11-14 in Kairakkum
(Sughd region) to discuss intensification of the youth's activities in democratization of the society, the State Committee on Youth, Sports and Tourism reported.
State and prospects of cooperation were discussed at a meeting of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Director General of the Chinese company Huaksin Chin Lee on Thursday in Kairakkum
(northern Tajikistan), the president's press service reported.
The Defense Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization discussed implementation of the cooperation plan for 2014-2015 and areas of further cooperation between the Defense Ministries at the SCO Defense Ministers' meeting in the Tajik town of Kairakkum
on April 1.
Kazakhstan pulled out of the Central Asian power grid on February 25 to protect its energy supplies due to a critical situation in Nurek and Kairakkum
reservoirs in Tajikistan after the Tajik energy system was taking more energy from the grid thatn it was producing threatening to disrupt supplies in Kazakhtan.
Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Kurmanbek Bakiev and Emomali Rahmon signed the Joint Statement of Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after the extended talks today in the town of Kairakkum
, in north of Tajikistan, reported Kyrgyz president's press office.President Kurmanbek today arrived in Khujand, Sughd region of Tajikistan upon invitation of President Rahmon.