Armenia: construction of third power transmission line with Iran to be completed in 2020

The construction works of the third Armenia-Iran power transmission line are expected to be completed in 2020, minister of territorial administration and infrastructures Suren Papikyan, who also serves as the chairman of the Armenia-Iran joint inter-governmental commission, said during a Q&A session in the Parliament. Touching upon the ongoing projects between Armenia and Iran, the…

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Lithuania: EC predicts 8% dip in GDP

The European Commission predicts that Lithuania’s gross domestic product (GDP) will contract by 7.9% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the country’s economy should rebound and grow by 7.4% next year, the Commission said in its Spring 2020 Economic Forecast. According to the Commission, the heaviest blow to Lithuania’s economy will be dealt…

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Kazakhstan: first grade flour shipped to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Kazakhstan’s KTZ Express railways operator has sent 60 covered wagons to Kyrgyzstan and 69 covered wagons to Tajikistan loaded with first grade flour. The company said that the shipment was carried out within the framework of the implementation of Kazakhstan’s president’s decision to provide official humanitarian assistance to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Trains are loaded at…

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Ukraine: number of flights down in April 2020

The Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE) said the number of flights in Ukraine in April decreased by 90.2% YoY due to the quarantine set by the government to combat the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. “The UkSATSE in April handled 559 domestic flights (-78.3%), 607 international ones (-95.2%) and 1,206 transit ones (-86.3%),” the company’s…

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