Belarus: tractors shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin

The first five tractors Belarus-320.4 by Bobruisk Plant of Tractor Parts and Units (BZTDiA trademark) have been shipped to Russia’s Sakhalin region within the framework of the Far East Hectare program, the marketing department of the plant reported. The tractors were sent under the state support program. The recipients are five residents of Tymovsky district…

Ukraine: gas pumping down

Gas pumping from Ukraine’s underground gas storage facilities this heating season is 3.27 billion cubic meters, down by 19% YoY (4.07 billion cubic meters), the press service of Naftogaz Ukrainy has reported. “Gas pumping from underground gas storage facilities this winter is 19% less than last winter (and 45% less than in 2014/2015 season). This…

Ukraine: throughput of seaports down in 2016

In January-December 2016 seaports of Ukraine handled 131.998 million tons of cargo (-8.9%), says press center of Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority. Transshipment of export cargo totaled 100.395 million tons (- 3.3%), imports – 16.013 million tons (- 10.8%), transit – 10.370 million tons (-34.8%), inland traffic – 5.220 million tons (- 23.7%). State stevedores under…

Uzbekistan: Karshi-Dekhkanabad 90 km railway section electrified

As technological development necessitated transportation development, Uzbekistan electrified 1700 kilometres of its railway network, putting into operation 500 kilometers in 2016 alone. Following the 2010 Presidential Resolution “On Accelerating Infrastructure, Transport and Communication Construction Development in 2011-2015” Uzbekistan electrified and commissioned the Marakand-Karshi railway section in summer 2015. This led to the launch of an…

Ukraine: gas stocks down

Gas stocks in Ukraine’s underground storage facilities have declined by 22.2% or 3.272 billion cubic meters to 11.460 billion cubic meters since October 13, 2016 when the current heating season began, through January 8. Ukraine withdrew 86.33 million cubic meters from underground storage on January 8, and a total of 533.38 million cubic meters in…

Georgia: international arrivals up in 2016

Visits to Georgia by foreign citizens reached 6,350,825 in 2016, up by 7.6% YoY, according to the data released by the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry compiles statistics based on border crossing data. Travelers entering Georgia and staying in the country for more than 24 hours are classified as “tourists”. Of the total 6.35 million…