Ukraine: retail trade up in January-April 2017

Retail trade in Ukraine in January-Apri posted a 5.8% increase YoY, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. The highest increase in retail trade was recorded in Kirovohrad, Lviv, Poltava, Odessa, and Zhytomyr regions. In particular, Kirovohrad region saw a 9.3% increase, Lviv region boosted retail trade by 9.2%. Retail growth in Poltava region…

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan reach agreement on electricity transit

Uzbekistan’s state power company Uzbekenergo and Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Energy signed a memorandum envisioning cooperation in the transit of electricity from Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan through Uzbekistan’s power grid. The memorandum was signed during Uzbek president’s working visit to Turkmenistan. Under the terms of the memorandum, Turkmenistan will deliver electricity to Uzbekistan in exchange…

Kyrgyzstan: 14 small HPPs to be built

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic announced a tender for the right to build small hydro power plants. Legal entities of Kyrgyzstan, as well as foreign legal entities can participate in the tender. In case a foreign legal entity is chosen the winner of the tender (prior to…

Latvia: FVS uncovers illegal sheep meat product trade

Inspecting an advertisement published on Facebook, Latvian Food and Veterinary Service uncovered illegal trade of sheep meat, canned meat storage and meat product distribution organized in an office building on Selpils Street, Riga. Upon performing a control purchase, inspectors found that tins with meat were either not labeled or improperly labeled, making it impossible to…

Ukraine: Kyiv city signs memo on building fourth subway line with Chinese consortium

Kyiv City Administration has signed a memorandum of cooperation with a Chinese consortium, consisting of China Railway International Group and China Pacific Construction Group, for the implementation of a project to build the fourth subway line in the city. According to a posting on the administration’s website, Deputy Head of Kyiv City Administration Mykola Povoroznik…

Ukraine: Urga airline placed on EU Air Safety List of non-European airlines not meeting standards

The European Commission has placed Ukraine’s Urga Airline (Kropyvnytsky) on the EU Air Safety List of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. According to a press release of the European Commission, the company is placed on the…

Belarus: Tajikistan interested in assembling MTZ cotton-farming tractors

Tajikistan is interested in assembling cotton-farming tractors made by the Belarusian company MTZ, representatives of the company declared after a delegation of the Tajikistan government visited the enterprise. The Tajikistan government is considering organizing the joint production of tractors. The tractors may then be sold not only in Tajikistan but also in the entire Central…