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Varzob

 

(also Dushanbedar’ia, Dushanbinka), a river in the western Tadzhik SSR; right tributary of the Kafirnigan River. Formed by the confluence of the Ziddy and Maikhura Rivers, which flow down the southern slope of the Gissar Range. Length, 71 km; basin area, 1,740 sq km. It is fed chiefly by melting glaciers and snow. Its average yearly discharge is 53.5 cu m per sec (at Dushanbe). In its lower reaches, on the Gissar Plain, it is widely used for irrigation. The city of Dushanbe and a hydroelectric power-plant grid are located on the Varzob River.

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Also, this bank owns recreation areas in the Varzob gorge, various small production facilities, farms, warehouses, gas stations and car services, shopping centers.
The lines connect the capital with Rogun through the territory of Faizabad, Vahdat, Rudaki and Varzob. The substation "Dushanbe-500" was also built in the framework of project.
Varzob district attracts many tourists during ski season, as local residents rent their homes to tourists and sell handcrafts to them, the officials said, pointing to some main expected projects to develop the area.
The leaders gathered here at the mountainous resort, 36 kms from Dushanbe, and along the gushing waters of the Varzob river, discussed the ambitious project that would generate clean electricity through immense hydel resources.
Nestled deep in the Hissor Valley at the junction of the Varzob and Kofarnihon Rivers and surrounded by snow-peaked mountains, Dushanbe has a beauty no camera can ever fully capture.
Mary visited the Resource and Training Center at Resource Training Center under the Research Institute of Pediatrics, Children's Rehabilitation Center in Varzob district during her visit, which started on Thursday.
Before leaving Tajikistan Pakistan's Premier with Tajik visited exhibition of fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, honey and other goods of paradise nature of Tajikistan while smile on faces and hand in hand in Varzob District .
In June 2009 the Drug Control Agency held drug demand reduction events in five summer camps in the Varzob district.
DUSHANBE, July 30, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- A trilateral meeting of the presidents of Afghanistan (Hamid Karzai), Pakistan (Asif Ali Zardari) and Tajikistan (Emomali Rahmon) was held in the government residency Pugus, Varzob district Thursday morning.
Municipal drinking water in Dushanbe is supplied by two surface water (Varzob River) and two ground water treatment plants.
The threat of snow avalanches remains on the southern slopes of the Gissar Range (Varzob - Anzob), in the mountainous areas and the western areas of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (Darvoz-Khorog, Khorog-Murghab, Khorog-Ishshim) on January 17-20, the weather forecasters reports.