Kokcha

Kokcha

 

a river in northeastern Afghanistan; left tributary of the Panj. Length, approximately 360 km (measured from the source of the Munjan River). The average annual discharge is approximately 180 eu m per sec. High water occurs in spring and summer. The river flows primarily in the gorges of the northern slopes of the Hindu Kush. Its water is used for irrigation. The city of Feyzabad is in the Kokcha valley.

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Shortughai is located around 21 kilometres from the confluence of the Kokcha and Amu Darya rivers in northeastern Afghanistan.
The project will rehabilitate and improve the main irrigation canals and associated intake structures in two irrigation zones of the Lower Kokcha Irrigation System.
'No roads have been built in districts across the Kokcha River, while some districts have seen too many development projects,' Mohammad Yaqub Nazari said, adding only those areas where high officials lived had been developed.
He said the air raid was part of offensive codename Kokcha launched in the district since July 27.
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Paul Barnard, the senior excavator of Ai Khanum, the Hellenistic Greek colony at the confluence of the Amu Darya (Oxus) and Kokcha rivers in north-central Afghanistan, here presents a concise overview of the site.
"Balas" is derived from Balascia, the ancient name for Badakhshan (northeastern Afghanistan and southeastern Tajikistan) situated in the upper valley of the Kokcha River.
Dice snakes from the region around Kunduz could have reached the Kokcha River via Taloqan (= Taluqan) and Hezar Bagh or the Amu-Panj (Pjanzh or Ab-i-Panja) River from Kunduz downstream (row of reddish dots connecting Taluqan-Kunduz-Moskovskij in Fig.
Young and old gold hunters in Kokcha There are about 400 tunnels, some of them as deep as 700 meters, in Kokcha District in the northeastern Takhar Province where thousands of people are involved in unsafe and illegal mining, a Killid investigative report reveals.
At the Main Show, French dealer Francois Lietard (francois.lietard@wanadoo.fr) and Colorado dealer Dudley Blauwet (mtnmin @attglobal.et) had between them about 30 specimens showing the new, highly lustrous, madly bright blue crystals of sodalite from a find somewhere in the Kokcha Valley, Badakhshan, Afghanistan.
Like the Afghan Minister of Finance, Ashraf Ghani, Azizi makes overtures to donors and contractors abroad in an attempt to bring them to work on irrigation schemes, dams, and other projects such as the Kunduz-Khanabad Irrigation System, Salma Dam near Herat, the Sarder Ghazni Dam and Irrigation Project in the center of the country, the Kokcha Irrigation Project in Takhar Province, the Khushtapa-Good Hill Project near Mazar-e-Sharif, and the Cheshma Shafar-Healthy Spring Project on the Balkh River.
Refugees cross the Kokcha River near the village of Dasht-e-Qala yesterday as they head back to territory liberated from the Taliban by Northern Alliance troops