In November of 2011 the Tenmez - Kurga line was closed because of a terrorist act. Southern Tajikistan, which relied heavily on the line did not get supplies. Uzbekistan then cut Tajikistan' s natural gas supply.
Time to build the hydropower plants to make up for the loss of natural gas.
Tajikistan started construction on the Rogan and other hydropower plants. The Rougan will be the most powerful when it is built. It will generate 13 billion kilowatts of power.
No Rogun Dam it block, a large source of our fresh water.
The Uzbek authorities are against the Rogun Dam because a rupture could cause disaster. The lack of fresh water for 8 to 10 years, while the water is diverted, will cost Uzbekistan $20 billion.
Both side want control over the Soviet-built Faarkhand dam and others in the area and neither is ready to compromise. Both side report a buil up of tank and armored vehicles on the opposite side of the border.
I am Rakhamn. The Dam is a matter of life a death for Tajikistan an I will not allow it to be any smaller.
I am Karimov. I will not allow any dam to be built. Irrigation here in Uzbekistan will suffer from the loss of water for 8 to 10 years.