Belarus: winter grains sowing started

As of September 5, all regions of Belarus started sowing winter grains. According to Belarusian AgMin, 93.3 thousand ha or 6.93% of the plan have been seeded. Sowing progress is considerably faster than last year. As of the same date in 2015 60.6 thousand ha had been sown (4.9%) This year farmers plan to increase…

Ukraine: Antonov to ensure full import substitution of Russian components in new aircraft

Antonov state enterprise (Kyiv) intends in 2017 to provide 100% import substitution of Russian materials and components in the new generation Antonov airplanes promoted to the market, the press service of the company said, with reference to Antonov President Oleksandr Kotsiuba. “We plan next year to complete the program of import substitution of Russian components,…

Ukraine to discuss cargo tariffs with Azerbaijan and Georgia

The management of “Ukrainian Railways” intends to discuss with colleagues from Georgia and Azerbaijan cargo tariffs through the territory of countries in the framework of the project “Silk Road”, Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Vladimir Omelyan said. Ukraine launched the first experimental train from Ilyichivsk on January 15, to China, which was to run through Georgia, Azerbaijan…

Turkmenistan: electricity supply to Afghanistan up

Turkmenistan is increasing the electricity supply to neighboring Afghanistan, said Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in his message to the participants of the international energy conference in Ashgabat. “The high-voltage power transmission line, stretching from the Mary state power plant to the border with Afghanistan through the Atamyrat city, has improved the quality of electricity supply…

Turkmenistan to export electricity to Pakistan

Construction of a power line of 500 kilovolts is under consideration for ensuring the electricity supply from Turkmenistan to Pakistan. The route of the new electricity grid will run in parallel to the route of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline. Moreover, work is underway on constructing Mary – Sarakhs – Mashhad (Turkmenistan-Iran) overhead power transmission line…