Uzbekistan’s Karakalpakstan to reconstruct canals and hydraulic structures
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Dec. 17
By Diana Aliyeva– Trend:
Over the next two years, 140 kilometers of canals and 53 hydraulic structures are planned to be reconstructed in the Republic of Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan National News Agency reported.
Such plans are stipulated upon the Uzbek president’s decree dated November 27, 2017. Thus, 3,735 kilometers of collectors are planned to be reconstructed.
During the visit to Karakalpakstan, the president reviewed construction and reconstruction of melioration and irrigation networks. The irrigation-reclamation work worth 248 billion soums was carried out through budgetary funds and investments in the Aral Sea region in 2013-2017.
The plans also imply the construction of the Shurbulak Reservoir in the Turtkul district to improve water supply in shallow waters of the Amu Darya, as well as the development of fish farming, livestock, horticulture.
A project on improving water resource management in southern Karakalpakstan was also submitted to the president. As a result of its implementation, water supply of about 100,000 hectares in Ellikkala, Beruni and Turtkul districts will be improved and 269 million cubic meters of water will be saved per year.