Tajikistan begins building $4 billion mega-dam

Ex-Soviet republic Tajikistan marked the start of construction of a controversial $4 billion Rogun hydroelectric dam conceived in the Soviet era, the presidential press service said. The high-profile ceremony was held in Rogun some 100 km from the capital of Dushanbe and saw President Emomali Rakhmon spend an hour-and-a-half behind the wheel of a bulldozer…



Tajikistan: water prices to rise in capital

The State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) Dushanbevodokanal (DVK, municipal waterworks) plans to raise water prices by 20% beginning on October 1. The Antimonopoly Agency has partially complied with the DVK proposal to raise water prices for residential customers. “Starting from October 1, the price of one cubic meter of water for residential customers will be raised…

Tajikistan: surplus electricity supplied to Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan has begun supplying surplus electricity to the neighboring Kyrgyzstan after all. According to Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national integrated power company), about 14% of electricity generated in Tajikistan last month was exported to the neighboring countries, including Kyrgyzstan. Last month, Tajikistan reportedly supplied 10.2 million kWh of surplus electricity to Kyrgyzstan, down by 32.2 million…