Ukraine: Nibulon completes yet another stage of the Southern Buh dredging

On April 4 Nibulon completed another stage of dredging operations on the Southern Buh River. Despite the adverse weather conditions, low temperature, and wind, the dredging operations have been performed according to schedule. According to the company, the dredging has been finished before spawning, as promised. The operations have been performed by Mykolaivets self-propelled dredger.…

Azerbaijan: hazelnut production to grow

Azerbaijan intends to significantly increase hazelnut production in 2018, according to the Azerbaijan Hazelnut Exporters Consortium. Its representative noted that the Consortium planned to increase production by almost 48%. “We plan to produce 60,000-65,000 tons of hazelnut in 2018, which is much more than last year. As for exports, this depends not only on increasing…

Belarus: gold and forex down in March 2018

Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves totaled $6.99 billion as of April 1, the Information and PR Department of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (NBRB) reported. According to the preliminary data, Belarus’ gold and foreign exchange reserves totaled $6.994 billion (in equivalent) as of April 1. In March the country’s gold and…

Ukraine: Kyiv gets new low-floor trams

The Kyivpastrans municipal enterprise has received a batch of new low-floor trams with a high degree of passenger comfort, the enterprise has reported on its Facebook page. “Kyivpastrans once again received a batch of new Electron T5B64 low-floor trams with a high degree of comfort, a reduced level of vibration and noise, an air conditioning…

Belarus: BelAZ exports up in Q1 2018

BelAZ, the managing company of BelAZ holding company, increased its exports by 80% YoY in Q1, the company reported. In January-March the company exported about 96% of its products. The company sold to 24 countries. Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan made up the top three customers of the Belarusian factory. BelAZ increased supplies to Russia by…

Kyrgyzstan: international reserves decrease

Despite the absence of interventions, Kyrgyzstan’s gross international reserves are decreasing, the National Bank reported. Following the results of March, Kyrgyzstan’s reserves amounted to $2,118.65 billion. Over the month, they reduced by $3.61 million. But since the beginning of the year the figure has increased by $32.19 million. The National Bank uses international reserves to…

Ukraine: direct passenger flights to Iraq resumed

On April 3 a plane of the Iraqi Airways, which made the first flight on Baghdad-Kyiv route, landed at the Boryspil International Airport. “The flight was carried out by Boeing 737-800 with registration number YI-ASV,” the Center for Transport Strategies reports. As specified, the flight lasted for almost four hours. The Boryspil International Airport representatives…

Azerbaijan: Ganja Automobile Plant produces 10,000th Belarus tractor

The Ganja Automobile Plant has produced 10,000th Belarus tractor, the plant reported. Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko, Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub Eyyubov, Ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan Gennady Akhramovich, Director General of the Minsk Tractor Plant Fyodor Domotenko, Director General of the Minsk Automobile Plant Dmitry Katerinich, Head of the Ganja Executive Power…