Kyrgyzstan: sugar imports to decrease

The Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan reported on the harvest of sugar beet, the press service of the department reported. The areas sown with sugar beets amounted to 10,600 hectares. In 2016, 638,100 tons of beet were harvested, 57,300 tons of sugar were produced. This year, the harvest reached 671,500 tons of beets, and sugar…

Belarus: electricity consumption to grow

Electric energy consumption in Belarus is projected to increase by 3 billion kilowatt-hours by 2020, Belarusian Deputy Energy Minister Vadim Zakrevsky announced. “Under the optimistic scenario, electricity consumption will reach some 40 billion kWh by 2020, growing by 3 billion kWh from 2017. This increase includes 2 billion kWh to be used by the real…

Ukraine: airlines increase passenger traffic in January-November 2017

Ukrainian airlines in January-November increased passenger traffic by 29.6% compared to the corresponding period of 2016, to 9.826 million people. According to the data from the State Aviation Service of Ukraine, during the reporting period Ukrainian airlines increased international passenger traffic by 30.8%, to 8.967 million people. Passenger traffic through the airports of Ukraine rose…

Ukraine: talks with Ryanair coming to an end

Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan says that ongoing negotiations with the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair are coming to an end, as a new agreement with Boryspil Internarial Airport has been reached. “I believe that Ryanair will enter the Ukrainian market, our negotiations are coming to an end. We have managed to find a consensus with Boryspil…

Belarus: Amkodor to help Russia’s Bashkortostan master modern forest harvesting technologies

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor and the government of Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan have signed an agreement on introducing and developing modern automated forest harvesting technologies in the republic, according to the Amkodor website. The document was signed during the first interregional forum on developing Bashkortostan’s northeast. Amkodor representatives took part in the forum.…

Kazakhstan: KTZ launches mobile ticket app

JSC NC Kazakhstan temir zholy has launched www.rail-travel.kz and mobile application ktjportal where passengers can purchase train tickets and access information about the company’s services. According to KTZ, users can buy tickets for the trains with or without e-check-in, join a waiting list if tickets are not available for the chosen destination, as well as…

Kazakhstan: Astana’s first direct connection to Milan to be launched in 2018

Non-stop service from Astana to Milan will be launched in 2018, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee reported. Within the framework of ICAN-2017 Kazakh delegation led by Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee, Talgat Lustayev held talks with the aviation authorities of Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Qatar, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, as well…

Kyrgyzstan: state debt down in October 2017

As a result of October Kyrgyzstan’s state debt declined by $9.05 million, the Ministry of Finance reported. As of October 31, the size of the state debt (external + internal) comprised $4,357.5 billion, or 299,447.12 billion soms. External debt – $3,958.23 billion (272,9.57 billion soms), internal – $399.27 million (27,437.55 billion soms). Kyrgyzstan owes the…

Azerbaijan: GDP to grow in 2018

The UN predicts an increase in Azerbaijan’s GDP by 1.8% in 2018, according to the “World Economic Situation and Prospects-2018” (WESP) report prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. According to the report, Azerbaijan’s GDP will decrease by 1% in 2017 and will grow by 2.3% in 2019. The restoration of the…

Ukraine: Interchem launches new complex for API production

Interchem pharmaceutical company (Odessa) has launched a new laboratory and production complex for production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in Odessa. Interchem CEO Anatoliy Reder said during the celebrations dedicated to the company’s 25th anniversary, the launch of the new API production complex was the final stage of the investment program worth EUR50 million, being…

Ukraine: vehicle production up in January-November 2017

In January-November the output of motor vehicles in Ukraine amounted to 7,654 units, up by 67% YoY, the Ukrainian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (UkrAutoProm) reported. “A total of 7,654 motor vehicles were produced in Ukraine in January-November. In particular: the output of cars totaled 6,544 units (+72.2%), commercial vehicles – 423 units (-22.7%), buses –…