Uzbekistan: Karakalpak and Khorezm entrepreneurs to get rebates

On March 17, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the resolution ‘On additional favorable conditions for entrepreneurial activity in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm regions’. The resolution aims at boosting economy, supporting entrepreneurs, nudging exports, and implementing investment projects in the two regions. Legal entities registered and doing business in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm are exempt from compulsory sale of…

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Kyrgyzstan: construction of 2 pedestrian overpasses in Bishkek estimated at 37 million soms

Construction of two pedestrian overpasses in Bishkek was estimated at 37,99.5 million soms, State procurement portal reported. Pedestrian overpasses are planned to be built on Shabdan Baatyr (nearby Madina market) and Kurmanjan Datka Streets (Alamedin complex). Funds for construction are allocated from the city budget. Each of the overpasses will cost more than 18 million.…

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Ukraine: court obliges government to resume consideration of Yuzgaz’s application on Yuzivska field

Kyiv’s district administrative court has declared unlawful the decision of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers not to allow Yuzgaz B.V. (the Netherlands) to participate in the product sharing agreement (PSA) on the Yuzivska field (Kharkiv and Donetsk regions) and obliged the government to resume the consideration of the company’s application. The court ruling was published in…

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Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek HPP to burn more coal

Bishkek’s Heating and Power Plant will burn more coal after its modernization, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use informed in the report on the results of the heating season. Kyrgyzstan’s power engineers are already preparing a draft resolution for preparation for the heating season-2017/2018. In total in the republic it is necessary…

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Kyrgyzstan to purchase weapons directly from Russian plants

Kyrgyzstan will be able to negotiate directly with Russian defense enterprises on the supply of arms, the presidential aide on the military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said. According to him, both countries plan to sign an agreement on the development of military-technical cooperation within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Russia has already…

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Turkmenistan: president dissatisfied with local airlines’ development

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers recalled that he had earlier given instructions concerning the development of local airlines, the Turkmen government said in a message. He expressed dissatisfaction with the management of Turkmenistan Airlines in meeting the needs of the country’s population in air transportation and noted that…

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Uzbekistan: Competition committee and German Foreign Ministry discuss cooperation

The State Privatization, Demonopolization, and Competition Development Committee met with the representatives of Germany’s Foreign Ministry to discuss cooperation. The committee has closely worked together with German experts, including Finance Ministry, since 2009, pushing off the Memorandum of Understanding in Privatization and State Property Control. German support helped introduce the Corporate Governance Code in 2016,…

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Uzbekistan: 960 localization projects to be implemented in 2017

Increasing the level of localization of finished products plays an important role in further dynamic and sustainable development of the economy, reducing its dependence on external factors, accelerating the introduction of new efficient technologies in production processes. That is why localization is one of the main directions of industrial development in Uzbekistan, which ensures wide…

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Kyrgyzstan: reasons for low profitability of state enterprises to be clarified

Members of the interdepartmental commission in a month should find out the reasons for the loss and low profitability of state-owned enterprises, Vice Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov said at a meeting on optimization of state property management, the information department of the Kyrgyz government reported. “The state represented by the State Property Management Fund participates…

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