Ukraine: Antonov Airlines opens office in Houston

Antonov Airlines has opened its office in Houston, Texas, the United States, the company has reported in its official blog. “Antonov Airlines, which has recently established a USA base in Houston, Texas, as part of ongoing global expansion, has transported an outsized communications satellite for Orbital ATK,” reads the report. It notes that one of…

Georgia: BTK project changes transport map

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project has changed the transport map of Georgia, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said. He made the remarks addressing the ‘Strategic Outlook: Eurasia’ panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23. Kvirikashvili said that the international projects being implemented and the geographic location of Georgia formed the basis and…

Ukraine: industrial production down in 2017

Industrial production in Ukraine in 2017 decreased by 0.1% compared to 2016, and in December 2017 it dropped by 0.5%, the State Statistics Service said. The authority said that with the adjustment to the effect of calendar days industrial production in December 2017 increased by 0.4% YoY. In comparison with the previous month in December…

Uzbekistan: second railway in Afghanistan to be built

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov discussed the construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Herat railway in Kabul. “The project has been evaluated,” Kuchkarov said. “Negotiations on project financing are currently underway with Uzbek commercial banks and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.” The construction of the railway will be…

Uzbekistan: development of road transport to be discussed with Kyrgyzstan and China

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China will hold a tripartite meeting on the implementation of the agreement on the international road transport, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The meeting will be held in Tashkent on January 24-25. Before the trilateral meeting, a bilateral Uzbek-Kyrgyz and Uzbek-Chinese meetings on international road transport issues will be held. Delegations of…

Azerbaijan: new-generation weapons produced

The defense industry plays an important role in the economy of every confident country in the world, including Azerbaijan, whose defense industry is expanding with each passing year. In 2017 the enterprises of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense Industry continued work on the production of defense products. The ministry noted that the volume of defense and…

Kyrgyzstan: meat from China not welcome

Situation in the food and processing industry was discussed at a session of SDPK parliamentary faction. Deputy Agriculture Minister Erkin Chodoev reported that 250,000 tons of meat are produced annually in Kyrgyzstan. 971 tons of meat are exported. Nevertheless, Kyrgyzstan continues to purchase meat products. At present, the main suppliers are Kazakhstan and Russia. Some…

Kazakhstan: new international flights to be launched

Kazakhstan will launch several international flights in 2018, the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development said. In 2018 foreign airlines, including Air Baltic, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Aeroflot and Angara plan to launch regular Riga-Almaty, Dubai-Almaty, Dubai-Aktau, Moscow-Kyzylorda and Krasnoyarsk-Almaty flights. Besides, Finnair will resume the Astana-Helsinki flights, the Committee said.…

Ukraine: trade with Germany up in 2017

Mutual trade between Ukraine and Germany in 2017 grew by 21.5% YoY, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has reported after a meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman with representatives of leading German companies operating in Ukraine. “Last year the volume of mutual trade grew by 21.5%, and trade focus…