Belarus to sell electric buses to Moscow

Negotiations are in progress on selling the first batch of Belarusian electric buses to Moscow, Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus Alexander Shumilin reported on June 29. The Russian side demonstrates a strong interest in Belarusian electric transport, said the official. “We have already supplied some buses for test runs. Their…

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat and Ankara discuss interstate cooperation

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov met with Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Yildirim Tugrul Turkes in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message. The two sides discussed the topical issues of interstate cooperation, and expressed their mutual interest in further development of the dialogue in trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres. The parties noted…

Ukraine: grain stocks up in May 2017

According to the current information of the State Statistics Service, Ukraine’s reserves of grains and pulses totaled 8.84 MMT as of June 1, up by 10.8% YoY (7.98 MMT). Wheat stocks decreased by 22.3%, to 3 MMT against 3.87 MMT reported as of June 1, 2016. Corn stocks are up by 49.5% YoY, amounting to…

Turkmenistan buys Boeing 737-800

Turkmenistan has bought another Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The purchase was carried out in line with the contract signed in April 2014. The range of non-stop flight of Boeing-737-800, which reaches 5,660 kilometers, allows using them for passenger flights to Almaty, Ankara, Istanbul, Delhi, Dubai, Kazan, Minsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities of the Eurasian…

Belarus: MAZ to ship 400 vehicles to Vietnam in 2017

The Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ will ship 400 vehicles to Vietnam this year, Belarusian Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk declared. The industry minister said: “This year we will get 400 automobiles shipped to Vietnam”. Vitaly Vovk explained that MAZ would sign the relevant agreements during the visit of Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang to Belarus.…

Uzbekistan: gas condensate imports from Turkmenistan up

Uzbekistan will increase the supply of gas condensate from Turkmenistan to load the Bukhara oil refinery, Turkmenneft state concern reported citing Uzbekneftegaz National Holding Company. A number of documents on cooperation in the economic and energy spheres, including an agreement between Uzbekneftegaz and Turkmennebit (Turkmenneft) were signed during the visit of Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev…

Ukraine: pine strawberry exports up in May 2017

In May Ukraine exported 454 tons of pine strawberries, up 1.4-fold YoY, a record figure for the years of the country’s independence.

According to the analysts, Belarus remains the main importer of Ukrainian pine strawberries. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: inflation to stay under 7% in 2017

Inflation will not exceed 7% till the end of the year, Belarusian First Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Krutoi declared. According to the source, the Belarusian government expects inflation not to exceed 7% till the end of the year, down from the previous estimate of 9%. “Our projections are cautious. We finished the first five months…

Kazakhstan: airfare to get cheaper

Airline ticket prices may drop in Kazakhstan next year. Minister for Investment and Development Zhenis Kassymbek revealed at the briefing after the session of the Kazakh government that a drop in airline ticket prices might be expected next year. According to Minister Kassymbek, airfare will get cheaper but only if Kazakhstani air carriers have enough…

Ukraine: Ukravtodor to start conducting all purchases via e-procurement system ProZorro from August 2017

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) will start carrying out all purchases via the e-procurement system ProZorro from August 1. The relevant report has been posted on the website of the Infrastructure Ministry. “Starting from August 1, the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine, which deals with the maintenance and minor…

Belarus on path to economic recovery

Belarus is gradually getting back on track for recovery, First Vice Premier Vasily Matyushevsky said when speaking at the joint session of the Belarusian parliament on June 26. “The economic performance in the recent months has been showing that the Belarusian economy is back on track. The GDP growth target for H1 has been over-fulfilled:…