Kazakhstan: 18 million passengers travel by train in 2018

In 2018 Passenger Transportation JSC carried 17, 719,000 passengers (including domestic and transit passengers), down by 500,000 passengers YoY. In 2017 Kazakhstan hosted EXPO 2017 international exhibition, the company’s press service reports. Three new routes were launched last year. Astana-Turkestan train bridges the capital with the new regional center of Turkestan region, the historical city…

Kyrgyzstan: three airports unsuitable for flights

Three airports in Kyrgyzstan are unsuitable for flights, the First Deputy Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov said at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on transport, communications, architecture and construction. According to him, reconstruction of several airports is necessary for the development of domestic flights. “Experts have given us the conclusion that airports in Karakol, Talas…

Ukraine: free trade agreement signed with Israel

Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv and Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry Eli Cohen have signed a free trade agreement between the two countries. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who was on a visit to Israel on January…

Latvia: improvements expected from LDz

“Last year was a turning point for railway freight. The industry managed to recover from the decline, the lowest point of which was in 2017. It is too soon to celebrate last year’s grown, because this industry remains dependent on external risks and flaws caused by internal factors of the transit corridor,” says Baltic Association…

Azerbaijan: Baku airport’s activity unaffected by heavy fog

Heavy fog in Baku didn’t affect the activity of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

All flights are performed in accordance with the schedule.

“There are no delays in arrival and departure of the flights,” the airport said. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: electricity exports up in 2018

Ukraine boosted electricity exports by 19.36% in 2018 from 2017, to 6.166 billion kWh. Over the period under review, Ukraine exported about 3.59 billion kWh of electricity to Hungary, which accounted for 58% of electricity sales abroad, 1.4 billion kWh to Poland (23%), and 960 million kWh to Moldova (16%), according to the website of…

Uzbekistan: trade with Russia up in 2018

The trade turnover between Russia and Uzbekistan in 2018 increased by 21% YoY, to $5.7 billion, said the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Russia, Bortizhon Asadov. “Russia remains the largest trading partner of Uzbekistan. Mutual trade grew by 21% and reached $5.7 billion at the end of 2018,” the ambassador said. President of Uzbekistan Shavkat…

Kazakhstan: meat production up in 2018

Meat production in Kazakhstan in 2018 made 270,550 tons, up by 8% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported.

Milk production was 535,501tons (+10%).

The volume of flour made 4,036,460 tons (+0.7%), sugar – 283,134 tons (-23.9%) and cereals – 81,327 tons (+15%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)