I was interested to learn that construction work has begun
on what will be the tallest dam in the world.
Situated on the Varkesh River in Tajikistan, the dam will be 335m high and is part of the Rogun hydropower project (HPP). When it is complete it will double the power production in the country.
At a cost of some $3.9bn (£3.1bn), it involves diverting the river using a colossal 74M.m3 of earth and rock.
The Rogun HPP is needed to counter the power outages that frequently occur during winter months. It will also help the development of local agriculture by allowing a more efficient irrigation system.
The biggest impact of the scheme, however, is likely to be the sale of excess energy produced to neighbouring countries with Pakistan and Afghanistan both showing firm interest.
The completion of the first phase is expected by April 2019 with the whole project scheduled to take a further seven and a half years.
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