Amu Darya

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A·mu Dar·ya

 (ä′mo͞o där′yə, ə-mo͞o′ dŭr-yä′) Formerly Ox·us (ŏk′səs)
A river of Central Asia flowing about 2,575 km (1,600 mi) generally northwest from the Pamir Mountains to the southern Aral Sea. In ancient times it figured significantly in the history of Persia and in the campaigns of Alexander the Great.

Amu Darya

(Russian aˈmu darˈja)
(Placename) a river in central Asia, rising in the Pamirs and flowing northwest through the Hindu Kush and across Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to its delta in the Aral Sea: forms much of the N border of Afghanistan and is important for irrigation. Length: 2400 km (1500 miles). Ancient name: Oxus

A•mu Dar•ya

(ˈɑ mu ˈdɑr yə)
a river in central Asia, flowing NW from the Pamirs to the Aral Sea. ab. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long. Also called Oxus.
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On March 9, the cross-border railway between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan through Ghalaba and Amuzang on the north bank of the River Amu Darya was formally relaunched with a ceremony.
The cross-border railway between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan via Ghalaba and Amuzang on the north bank of the River Amu Darya was officially reopened with a ceremony on March 9, the Railway Gazette International reported.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the implementation of shore protection along the Amu Darya River.
It isthe source of ten large Asian river systems -- the Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra (Yarlungtsanpo), Irrawaddy, Salween (Nu), Mekong (Lancang), Yangtse (Jinsha), Yellow River (Huanghe), and Tarim (Dayan), - and provides water, ecosystem services, and the basis for livelihoods to a population of around 210.
During their meeting, the mountainous countries Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and the lower land countries Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, who are the main consumers of such large transboundary rivers as Syr Darya and Amu Darya, which form the basin of the Aral Sea (the fourth largest lake in the world), expressed their anxiety regarding the uneven distribution of water resources.
In July 2007 CNPC got an EPSA to develop the Turkmen sector of the Amu Darya Basin including the Bagtiyarlyk field in north-western Turkmenistan.
It was spoken in the plain between the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya, and written in various scripts depending on which surrounding empire was occupying it.
CNPC develops the fields of the Bagtyyarlyk contract area on the right bank of the Amu Darya in a production sharing agreement.
Construction of hydroelectric power stations in upper reaches of Syr Darya and Amu Darya requires consensus of all countries in the lower reaches of these rivers, said President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at a press conference with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on November 25 in Astana.
The Amu Darya joint venture with Chinese energy firm CNPC is the only major foreign investment in Afghanistan's estimated trillion dollars worth of natural resources that stands a real chance of succeeding and providing an alternative to income from aid.
Amu Darya oil basin, run by China National Petroleum Corporation is operational, while the Aynak copper deposit is being developed by Metallurgical Corporation of China.
Kuzmits (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) defines the drivers of and constraints on cross-border interaction across the Amu Darya River between Afghanistan and her two northern neighbors in Central Asia.