Ukraine: gas transit up in January-April 2017

Ukraine in January-April increased transit of natural gas through its gas transportation system by 22.5% (5.602 billion cubic meters) compared to January-April 2016, to 30.53 billion cubic meters, according to live data from PJSC Ukrtransgaz. Gas transit through Ukraine to Europe in the past four months amounted to 29.388 billion cubic meters and to Moldova…

Latvia: construction of new grain terminal warehouse completed in Ventspils

As part of the terminal’s expansion project, construction of a new warehouse for Ventspils Grain Terminal has been successfully completed. Now it is possible to commence wall construction work, as reported by the company’s chairman Vladislavs Safranskis. The expansion project for the improvement of Ventspils Freeport includes not only increasing storage capacity thanks to the…

Tajikistan: budget receives less in Q1 2017

Over the first quarter of this year, Tajikistan’s national budget has received some 145 million somoni less than originally planned. In January-March, the budget reportedly stood at 4.862 billion somoni, or 97.1% of the planned volume. It means that the budget was expected to receive 5.007 billion somoni over the first three months of this…

Turkmenistan to support private sector

Support to the private sector of economy is among important priorities in Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said in his message to participants of the International exhibition of household goods. “On this basis, we set before ourselves the goal to significantly increase the share of individual enterprises in the structure of GDP,” said Berdimuhamedov in his…

Tajikistan: Saudi Arabia awards $200 million grant

Saudi Arabia will award a $200 million grant to Tajikistan for construction of parliamentary and governmental complexes in Dushanbe, a source in the Tajik government reported. A new parliamentary complex will be built in the place where the Ministry of Agriculture, Dushanbe Mayor’s Office, Iranian Embassy and a number of residential and administrative buildings are…

Belarus: beer imports down

Belarus has reduced beer imports 5-fold in the past two years, Chairman of Belgospishcheprom Concern Alexander Zabello said. “I cannot say that the domestic brewing industry makes no headway. Yes, the sales are shrinking a bit, but we do not have a 10-15% slump as the neighboring countries are registering. Beer exports have reduced 5-fold…