Latvia: construction costs up in June 2018

Compared to May the level of construction costs in Latvia grew by 0.4% in June. Labor remuneration of workers grew by 0.6%, prices of building materials – by 0.5%, but maintenance and operational costs of machinery and equipment – by 0.1%. In June the average level of construction costs was mostly affected by an increase…

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia raises UAH 3.5 billion from tariff indexation directed to investments

PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia has invested into the development of the company almost UAH 3.5 billion raised this year from the indexation of tariffs for freight, Acting Head of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov stated at a meeting with representatives of shipping companies, the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reports. “Ukrzaliznytsia, as promised, fulfills its obligations to…

Belarus: export of medical services to increase following extension of visa-free entry program

Belarus’ Health Ministry expects an increase in the export of medical services in the wake of the extension of visa-free entry, Dmitry Kalistratov, head of business, pricing and state property at the Health Ministry, reported. According to him, the export of medical services increased significantly once the country launched a five-day visa-free program. In some…

Belarus: champignon supplies to Russia discussed

The Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus is holding talks with the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of Russia (Rosselkhoznadzor) to settle issues over supplies of champignons, the ministry reported. “Director of the Main State Inspectorate for Seed Production, Quarantine and Plant Protection of the Agriculture and Food Ministry Alexander Piskun is in…

Belarus: Belkommunmash mulls over electrobus production in Egypt

Possible supplies and joint production of Belkommunmash electric buses were discussed during a visit of the company’s delegation led by Director General Vladimir Korol to Egypt, the Belarusian embassy in Egypt reported. Belkommunmash representatives met with the authorities of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Military Industry Organization of Egypt, the Alexandria Passenger Transportation…

Lithuania: meat to be exported to Hong Kong

Ten Lithuanian meat-processing companies have been given the green light for exporting chilled and frozen beef and pork and beef and pork products. The Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service said that it had received confirmation from Hong Kong’s competent authority. The ten companies are Utenos Mesa, Agaras, Krekenavos Agrofirma, Pajurio Mesine, Agrovet, Biovela’s meat…

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Airport international passenger flow up in H1 2018

The passenger traffic at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport hit 2,045,154 passengers in January-June, up by 17% YoY, the company’s press service reports. In the past six months it also increased internal passenger flow by 12%, the airport served 1,346,578 people at large. During the period under consideration, the international airport received 798,576 of international…