calls on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
to pay Tajikistan
subvention for solving energy problems
Oct 2, 2009, Rasoul
DUSHANBE, October 2, 2009, Asia-Plus - Turkmenistan has called on Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
and Uzbekistan to pay Tajikistan
joint subvention for solution of energy problem and in exchange for keeping the
current volumes of discharge water in the trans-border rivers.
news agency RIA Novosti, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov
remarked this at a meeting with reporters in Ashgabat on Thursday.
leader noted that Tajikistan,
on the territory of which the main drinking sources of the Central Asian
originate, now experiences an acute shortage of electricity and sees solution
of this problem in construction of new hydropower plants. This, in turn, may
decrease the volumes of discharge water and lead to acute water shortages in
the downstream countries. The problem is so acute that quite often it is
the source of tension in relations between the countries of the region.
this connection, Turkmenistan
has called on Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to jointly seek solution
to the problem. If the sides arrive at a solution Tajikistan will
receive a joint subvention from neighbors for solving its energy problems and
the interested countries of the region will receive enough volumes of drinking
and irrigation water.