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Posted 14 Jan 2011http://centralasiane. ..ry.aspx?id=2938
Also significant for the Tajik economy was the revelation on Wednesday that Tajikistan’s geologists had found two major new gold deposits after four years of searching for them. Tajikistan's chief geologist Azim Ibrokhim announced at a press conference reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) that the two deposits appeared to hold a combined 174 tons of gold. He said one deposit was in the center of the country and had 116 tons of gold, and the second was in the north and had 58 tons of gold.
POWER PLANT TO BE BUILT BY CANADA
The government of President Emomali Rahmon announced Wednesday that Canada’s Canog Energy Inc. would construct a new power station in the Rasht Valley, 120 miles east of the capital Dushanbe.
Tajikistan recently discovered 60 billion cubic meters of natural gas just 22 miles southwest of its capital, Dushanbe--enough to supply the country for the next 50 years--and that finding is now shaking up the region. Around 2011-2013 gas field will produce 2bcm which is twice TJ's current gas consumption
SANGTUDA-2 DAM TO BE COMPLETED IN 2011
In late December Iran began transporting by air 75 tons of electronic equipment to Tajikistan to complement the hydroelectric dam Sangtuda-2, about 100 kilometers south of Dushanbe, which will produce 220 megawatts of electricity a year. The Iranian ambassador to Tajikistan, Ali Asghar Sherdust, said that the turbines needed for Sangtuda-2, produced in China, were brought to the port of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Each turbine weighs 140 tonnes and Iran will ship them to Tajikistan by air. It is hoped the dam will be completed and start producing energy by 2011, Tajikistan has invested 40 million dollars in the project in Iran 180 million, apart from the cost of air transport. In return Iran will manage the dam for the first 12 years.
Posted 13 Jan 2011http://centralasiaon. ..12/newsbrief-06
By Stan Rogers
DUSHANBE -- The Tajik lower house of parliament approved the cession of 1,000 sq. km. of disputed territory to China January 12, according to AsiaPlus.
The ceded land equals 3% of the territory disputed by the two countries.
Tajik Foreign Minister Khamrokhon Zarifi called the agreement a great victory for Tajik diplomacy, while Islamic Renaissance of Tajikistan Party leader Mukhiddin Kabiri characterised it as a defeat and a violation of the Tajik constitution, AsiaPlus reported.
The treaty goes next to the upper chamber of parliament for a vote.
Posted 12 Jan 2011http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Karun The largest river by discharge in Iran, the Karun River's watershed covers 65,230 square kilometres (25,190 sq mi) in parts of two Iranian provinces. The river is around 950 kilometres (590 mi) long and has an average discharge of 575 cubic metres per second (20,300 cu ft/s). The largest city on the river is Ahvaz, with over 1.3 million inhabitants. Other important cities include Shushtar, Khorramshahr (a port), Masjed-Soleyman, and Izeh.
Karun-3 dam (nice documentary video)
The dam is a concrete double arch type, 205 m (673 ft) high from the foundation and 185 m (607 ft) high from the river bed. Its foundation width is 29.5 m (97 ft). The purpose of the dam is for power generation and flood control. The Karun III power generators have the capacity of 2,280 MW. Opening date: 2005.
Karun-4 dam good pictures here:
(video: only second 50-1:20 worth watching: http://www.youtube.c... ?v=L8eAxKbLjVo)
The dam is a concrete double arch type and 230 m high from the foundation.Its reservoir will be 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi) large, and hold 2,190,000,000 cubic metres (1,780,000 acre·ft) of water. The dam will generate about 1,000 MW of power. The dam became operational in March 2010 and started producing electricity
Posted 12 Jan 2011(LIVE ) Great poem/song with good and passionate performance :
Posted 10 Jan 2011Interesting analysis from what looks like a US-Military paper's Pashtun writer. What do you think is going on
The ban is a pressure on Hamid Karzai to inaugurate the so-called new parliament which will be more pro-Iranian than American, so the fuel tankers ban by Iranian government has direct link with the results of 2010’s Parliamentary election which has been considered unlawful and full by Afghan attorney general.
Among 249 Parliamentarians, there will be larger presence of ethnic Tajiks and Shiites who has religious and linguistic links with Iran. They may challenge Karzai’s traditional power among Pashtuns, Afghanistan’s largest ethnic group. Iran is desperately seeking a desired force in Afghanistan to challenge the power of Sunni Pashtuns.
The pan-Iranism and pan-farsism is a theory, Tehran is trying to bring it forward to change the identities of several regional countries including Afghanistan. Pashtuns are only Sunnite power which opposed Iranian agendas, therefore Tehran hates them.
Reports suggest that Hamid Karzai ordered the cancellation of 2010 parliamentary election and he fears that Iranian dominated legislative procedure may be frustrated for Afghan’s western allies.
According to Reuters dozens of candidates and election officials are being investigated and the IEC has thrown out about a quarter of the 5.6 million votes cast as fake.
Some candidates and supporters have been protesting since last month, calling for the result to be scrapped.
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