Uzbekistan: free economic zones for pharma firms created

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev singed a decree to create the free economic zones Nukus-pharm, Zomin-pharm, Kosonsoy-pharm, Sirdaryo-pharm, Boysun-pharm, Bustonlik-pharm, and Parkent-pharm, in efforts to draw investment to the pharmaceutical industry, produce high-quality medicine, boost Karakalpakstan, Djizzak, Namangan, Sirdarya, Surkhandarya and Tashkent’s industrial capacities, and create new jobs. With pharmacy bearing much importance, Uzbekistan has always paid…

Belarus: Belaruskali to make new kind of fertilizers using Chinese technologies

The Belarusian potassium manufacturer Belaruskali intends to start making a new kind of fertilizers using Chinese technologies, Ivan Golovaty, Belaruskali Director General, member of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus, declared. The executive said that Belaruskali was considering a number of investment…

Russia: TogliattiAzot 2016 RAS net profit down

The net profit of Russian chemicals company TogliattiAzot dropped by about 94%, to 1.283 billion rubles in 2016, as calculated under Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), the company said in a statement. Revenue declined by 30%, to 44.35 billion rubles. Sales profit went down by 73%, to 7.34 billion rubles and pretax profit fell by about…

Belarus to work with Uralkali if interests respected

Minsk is ready to cooperate with Russian potash fertilizer producer Uralkali if the company respects interests of Belarus to the degree of “200%”. While hearing a report on operation of Belarusian Potash Company, or Belaruskali, the Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko said that representatives of Russia had repeatedly asked him to restore cooperation between Uralkali and…

Azerbaijan to create joint drug plants with Turkey and Ukraine

Azerbaijan is holding negotiations to create pharmaceutical plants jointly with Turkish and Ukrainian companies, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister and chairman of the country’s Tariff (price) Council, said. Mustafayev noted that currently those Turkish and Ukrainian companies were preparing business plans and documents on technical justification of their projects. “Meanwhile, work is being carried out…

Turkmenistan building big gas & chemical complex

90% of the work has been completed at the polyethylene and polypropylene production complex, which is being built in Turkmenistan’s Balkan region. A reservoir park for water, hydrocarbon storage tanks, most of the buildings and facilities have been built. Laying of electrical cable lines, grounding and cathodic protection system continues. About 1,300 employees, as well…

Ukraine: TogliattiAzot ammonia transit to restart in 2017

Ukraine’s state ammonia transportation firm Ukrkhimstransammiak and Russian chemicals producer TogliattiAzot may sign an agreement to resume transit of TogliattiAzot’s ammonia via Ukraine after the New Year holidays, First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv said. “Regarding Transammiak – the limit was reached this year, so, correspondingly, an agreement on restoration of this work should be…

Azerbaijan-Iran drug plant’s foundation to be laid in January 2017

Foundation of the Azerbaijan-Iran joint pharmaceutical plant in the Pirallahi Industrial Park will be laid in January 2017, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said. Iran’s Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei will take part in the groundbreaking ceremony of the plant which is an Azerbaijan-Iran joint enterprise, Mustafayev said. Over $30 million…