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…

Tajikistan: flights of Russian airlines banned

Russia’s Ural Airlines, Utair, S7 Airlines and Nordwind Airlines will not be able to operate flights to Tajikistan’s Dushanbe and Khujand starting from April 2 since the Tajik state aviation structures have recalled their flight permissions. The measure applies to 11 destinations. Flights from Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, St. Petersburg, and Samara to Dushanbe,…

Azerbaijan: power trade agreed with Iran

Iran has concluded an agreement with Azerbaijan for the purchase of 150 megawatt of power, a senior official said. Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakania said that the agreement on his country’s power purchase from Azerbaijan was made during the recent visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Baku. The minister added that the two countries currently…

Kazakhstan: mutton to be exported to China

Kazakh Central Communications Service hosted press conference “The Ministry of Agriculture opened up exports of Kazakh mutton to China”. The event was attended by Tursyn Kabduldanov, the Chairman of the Veterinary Control and Supervision Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture, Azamat Saginbayev, the Director of the Livestock Department of the Ministry, and Kaiyrzhan Nauryzghaliyev,…

Estonia: February 2018 retail turnover up

According to information released by Statistics Estonia on March 29, the turnover of retail trade enterprises in February increased by 3% YoY at constant prices. In February the turnover of retail trade enterprises totaled EUR 495.9 million. The turnover of stores selling manufactured goods increased by 7% compared to February 2017. Turnover increased in five…

Ukraine: champignon mushroom exports up in 2017

In 2017 Ukraine exported 533 tons of champignon mushrooms, the press service of the Agrarian Policy Ministry of Ukraine states. “Based on the results of 2017 Ukraine exported 533 tons of champignon mushrooms worth $480,000, up 12.5-fold YoY. In 2016 Ukraine exported 42.6 tons of champignon mushrooms to the foreign markets worth $37,800,” the statement…

Azerbaijan: Aliyev allocates funds for construction of 12 modular schools

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order regarding measures to improve education infrastructure in Bilasuvar, Beylagan, Imishli, Neftchala and Saatli districts. Under the presidential order, 4,172,000 manats have been allocated to the Ministry of Education for the construction of 12 modular schools for 824 pupils in five districts. The advantages of modular schools include…