hardly to support energy projects in Tajikistan
without agreement with Uzbekistan:
Baku, Oct. 2, 2009, V.Zhavoronkova
Moscow will hardly support energy projects in Tajikistan without the consent of Uzbekistan, Russian expert on the Central Asia, Arkadiy Dubnov, said.
Tajikistan needs construction of hydropower
plants (HP) to provide an additional amount of electricity. However, the
country is in need of financing from abroad to implement its projects. The
country was to attempt to attract investment to build a big Rogun
Tajikistan considers Russia's
financing the construction of hydropower plants. But, neighboring Uzbekistan fiercely opposes the construction of
stations on the rivers of the region because the country believes this may
limit the flow of water to Uzbekistan
and expose the region to anthropogenic disaster.
Russia will not support the Dushanbe projects without the consent of Tashkent, the expert believe.
to Moscow's support to plans to build a power
plant in Tajikistan without
agreement with Uzbekistan,
I think it is extremely unlikely," an international columnist for "Vremya novostey" newspaper, Dubnov wrote via e-mail.
my opinion, Tashkent is "very difficult and
often unpredictable partner" for Moscow, but
to have it as an opponent is much more problematic than Dushanbe," the expert added.
to Dubnov, Tajikistan is a country that much more dependent
on external support than Uzbekistan.
Moreover, by the will of history, it is in the geopolitical and geo-economic
the projects related to electric power generation at hydroelectric power plants
and its sale to India and Afghanistan, currently Tajikistan
almost has nothing more to offer the region in economic cooperation or
communication, Dubnov said.