Lithuania: transport link between Klaipeda and Minsk discussed

During the meeting with Belarusian Minister of Transport and Communications Anatoly Sivak and Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Rokas Masiulis discussed the successfully operating chain of Belarusian cargo transportation using the services provided by the Lithuanian Railways and Klaipeda State Seaport, as well as the outlook of bilateral cooperation in developing the necessary transport…

Azerbaijan: Tatra trucks to be produced

Azerbaijan will launch the production of Tatra trucks from 2018, the Azerbaijani embassy in the Czech Republic said. A memorandum was signed between Ganja Automobile Plant production association and Tatra company at the embassy of the Czech Republic in Azerbaijan. The document was signed by head of Ganja Automobile Plant Khanlar Fatiyev and chairman of…

Uzbekistan developing rail transport

The plans for the development of rail transport in Uzbekistan include the transportation of foreign trade goods via the Baku-Tbilisi-Akhalkalaki-Kars railway with an opportunity to reach the ports as part of the pilot program. It is planned to participate in the creation of the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey-EU countries transit corridor by determining the volumes of transportation of…

Ukraine: state support to regions to grow in 2018

The state budget for the next year envisages UAH 6 billion from the State Regional Development Fund to implement important projects in the regions of Ukraine, and UAH 1.9 billion of subventions will be used for the development of the infrastructure in united territorial communities, Deputy Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Services Lev Partskhaladze…

Azerbaijan: Unibank issues USD bonds

The Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) has registered the issue prospectus of interest-bearing book-entry registered unsecured bonds of OJSC Unibank, said the BSE in a message on December 18. One thousand bonds at a par value of $10,000 each have been issued. The yield on the bonds will be 6% per year. Unibank has been operating…

Ukraine: Blue Air to launch Lviv-Brno flight

Romania’s Blue Air seeks to launch a flight between Lviv and Brno (the Czech Republic). Head of Lviv international airport Tetiana Romanovska gave the information at a press conference of Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan to present financial results in Kyiv. She recalled that in November Wizz Air announced the launch of some flights from…

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…