DUSHANBE, 06.01.2017 /NIAT “Khovar”/. Today, the electricity supply in the regions of the country increased by one more hour. NIAT “Khovar” has been reported by Nosir Yodgori, head of press center of the OSHC “Barki Tojik”. “Now, according to the new schedule, from January 6 the regions will be provided with electricity by 18 hours per day – from 05:00 am to 23:00 pm. It has become possible thanks to commissioning of the second phase of “Dushanbe-2” CHP plant, as well as in connection with favorable weather conditions. After the launching of the second phase the capacity of the “Dushanbe-2″ CHP plant has increased to 400 MW that allows daily to produce up to 9.6 kW/h of electricity. CHP plant produces 235 gigacalories of heat”, – said the source. On January 5, the day time energy limit has been completely canceled in the regions of Tajikistan, then the regions got electricity by 17 hours per day – from 05:00 am to 22:00 pm. Even earlier the electricity was supplied to regions only by 12 hours per day. The limit on the electricity consumption in the regions of the country has officially been introduced since November 1, 2016. The restrictions have not touched only the capital and administrative centers of the country. Source: National information agency of Tajikistan

3 years ago tajikistannewsgazette.com Comments Off on DUSHANBE, 06.01.2017 /NIAT “Khovar”/. Today, the electricity supply in the regions of the country increased by one more hour. NIAT “Khovar” has been reported by Nosir Yodgori, head of press center of the OSHC “Barki Tojik”. “Now, according to the new schedule, from January 6 the regions will be provided with electricity by 18 hours per day – from 05:00 am to 23:00 pm. It has become possible thanks to commissioning of the second phase of “Dushanbe-2” CHP plant, as well as in connection with favorable weather conditions. After the launching of the second phase the capacity of the “Dushanbe-2″ CHP plant has increased to 400 MW that allows daily to produce up to 9.6 kW/h of electricity. CHP plant produces 235 gigacalories of heat”, – said the source. On January 5, the day time energy limit has been completely canceled in the regions of Tajikistan, then the regions got electricity by 17 hours per day – from 05:00 am to 22:00 pm. Even earlier the electricity was supplied to regions only by 12 hours per day. The limit on the electricity consumption in the regions of the country has officially been introduced since November 1, 2016. The restrictions have not touched only the capital and administrative centers of the country. Source: National information agency of Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, 06.01.2017. /NIAT Khovar/. Iraqi government forces fight heavy clashes in the northern city of Mosul to drive out the Islamic State (IS, banned in Tajikistan) militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq, Xinhua news agency reported citing Iraqi military.

In the second phase launched on Dec. 29 to push into the eastern side of the city, Iraqi federal police and army soldiers on Thursday continued their heavy fighting with slow progresses in Mosul's southeastern neighborhoods, a statement by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said.

In the past two days, the troops recovered the nearby neighborhoods of al-Mithaq and Wahda after heavy clashes with IS group.

Thursday's fighting left dozens of IS militants killed and five of their vehicles destroyed, the statement said.

The latest battles in southeastern Mosul brought the troops closer to the center of the east side of the city, according to the statement.

In the eastern front, elite forces of Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) have cleared areas they recaptured earlier, including a vast industrial area on Tuesday.

Fighting including sporadic clashes continued Thursday on the northern front without a change in the front lines, killing two militants and seizing ten vehicles, it said.

The battles in Mosul came as the CTS commandos, army troops and federal police launched on Dec. 29 the second phase of a major offensive to free Mosul. The troops made their new push into several neighborhoods in the eastern side of Mosul, locally known as the left bank of the Tigris which bisects the city.

Last month, battles in Mosul had been slowed as extremist militants used locals as human shields, resorted to suicide car bombs and made mortar and sniper attacks in stiff resistance.

Recall that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Oct. 17 announced a major offensive to retake Mosul, the country's second largest city.

Since then, Iraqi security forces, backed by international coalition forces, have inched to the eastern fringes of Mosul and made progress on other routes around the city.

Mosul, some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan