Kazakhstan: 60,000 people to be provided with gas

Vice Minister of Energy Magzum Mirzagaliyev informed about preliminary results of the country’s gasification and plans for the future. “As for gasification, in 2014 we adopted the country’s general gasification scheme that reflected priority areas and domestic demand in gas. The general gasification scheme is financed from the national budget, national operators’ revenues and other…

Ukraine: Bogdan Corporation manufactures first bus body for France’s Bluebus

Kyiv-based Bogdan Corporation, one of Ukraine’s major motor vehicles manufacturers, has manufactured the first 18-meter bus body for electric buses of Bluebus, a French manufacturer of environment-friendly public transport vehicles, as part of a new contract signed earlier this year. “Partnership with European companies is an important vector of the corporation’s development, which seeks to…

Uzbekistan: Central Bank suspends nine commercial banks from trading on currency exchange

Nine commercial banks of Uzbekistan have been suspended from participation in currency trading “due to systematic violations related to transactions on the currency exchange”, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan reported. Hamkorbank, Turkiston Bank, HayTek Bank, Universal Bank, Invest Finance Bank, Ipak Yuli Bank, Savdogarbank, Trust Bank and Asia Alliance Bank were among those removed. “Measures…

Latvia: construction costs up in February 2019

Compared to January, the level of construction costs in Latvia rose by 0.4% in February. Maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment increased by 0.8%, prices of building materials by 0.5%, while labor remuneration of workers decreased by 0.1%. In February, the average level of construction costs was mainly influenced by an increase in…