Turkmenistan builds railway to Afghanistan

Construction of the Atamyrat-Imamnazar (Turkmenistan) – Akina (Afghanistan) section of the Asian International Railway Transport Corridor (Phase 1) has been completed, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan said in a message on October 31. Construction of the Turkmen-Afghan railway started on June 5, 2013. The total length of the transnational highway is 88 kilometers, 85 kilometers…

Albania: TAP construction continues successfully

The work on construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Albania continues successfully. Twenty-two kilometers of pipes have already been strung along TAP’s route in Albania and welding of around 14 pipes has been completed there, Albania’s Minister of Energy and Industry Damian Gjiknuri tweeted. The TAP project envisages transportation of gas from the Stage…

Tajikistan begins building $4 billion mega-dam

Ex-Soviet republic Tajikistan marked the start of construction of a controversial $4 billion Rogun hydroelectric dam conceived in the Soviet era, the presidential press service said. The high-profile ceremony was held in Rogun some 100 km from the capital of Dushanbe and saw President Emomali Rakhmon spend an hour-and-a-half behind the wheel of a bulldozer…

Kazakhstan: night frosts delay winter wheat sowings

On October 11-21, lowering of air temperatures and night frosts (-4-6 degrees C) were observed in the South and South-East of Kazakhstan, accompanied by excessive precipitations. Such meteorological conditions delayed fields’ preparation and winter wheat sowing in the Southern fields. At the early winter wheat sowings in Almaty and Zhambyl regions the phase of germination…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports down in late October 2016

On October 24-30, Ukraine exported 851.5 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 1 million tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 426 thousand tons, barley – 124.7 thousand tons, and corn – 300.8 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Belarus expects flow of Russian oil to resume

Belarus expects oil delivery from Russia to resume, Igor Lyashenko, Chairman of the Belarusian petrochemical concern Belneftekhim, reported. According to the source, the Belarusian petrochemical concern Belneftekhim is in “standby mode” now. The Belneftekhim head also stated that they were considering the possibility of buying not only oil from Russia taking into account the accomplished…

Belarus to construct road from Kazakhstan to Bryansk

Belarusian specialists might participate in the construction of the “Meridian” road route from Kazakhstan to Bryansk, which will be 2 thousand km long. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Kalinin reported after the meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in Moscow. According to Anatoly Kalinin, the arrangement between Belavtodor and Russian contract giver…

Kazakhstan: Azerbaijan to boost fruit and vegetable exports

Azerbaijan intends to strengthen partnership with the regions of Kazakhstan. “The Azerbaijani side will try to find common interests regarding the supply of certain goods and raw materials, boost the export of fruit and vegetables to the Kazakh market, including the Atyrau region”, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan Rashad Mammadov said. “Azerbaijani enterprises need raw…

Uzbekistan: US interested in development of ties

The US leadership is interested in consistent and stable development of multifaceted relations with Uzbekistan, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said. Shannon made remarks at the meeting with Uzbek acting president Shavkat Mirziyoyev. During the meeting, Mirziyoyev and Shannon stressed the successful development and strengthening of the Uzbekistan-US relations based…