KOICA completes its first Academic research Project on water shortage issues in Uzbekistan

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March 19, 2016

KOICA completes its first Academic research Project on water shortage issues in Uzbekistan


Final workshop of the academic cooperation project in the field of water management and water shortage in Uzbekistan was held on 16 March 2016 at the City Palace Hotel Tashkent.

The representatives of project’s main participating institutions, such as the Ministry of agriculture and water resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the University of Incheon, K-water, HEC-KOREA, IFAS, ICWC and KOICA discussed the final results and outcomes of the first academic cooperation project.

Deputy Minister of agriculture and water resources Shavkat Khamraev stated that the researchers and institutions in water sector of Uzbekistan gained new knowledge and experience in modern water management systems through the academic research project. Within this project Uzbek researchers and public officials visited Korea and received practical training on issues of resolving water problems. Mr. Khamrev expressed to KOICA and Korean government his gratitude for their support and contribution into improving the water management system of Uzbekistan.

Director of KOICA Uzbekistan office Ms. Im Jeong Hee congratulated the researchers of both countries with successful completion of the project. Ms. Im stressed out that this academic project serves as a good example of close partnership and cooperation between Korea-Uzbekistan.

Subsequent to current project, KOICA and the Government of Uzbekistan are planning to launch a new project “Master Plan and Pilot Project with ICT-based Integrated Water Resources Management System in Uzbekistan” in 2016.

The researchers of both countries have achieved valuable academic results and expressed their desire to continue cooperation in the future.