Estonia: Elering announces tender for designing and building Estonian-Latvian power connection

As part of building the third power connection between Estonia and Latvia, Estonian power grid operator Elering has announced a procurement tender for designing and constructing the Estonian side of the project. “The new Estonian-Latvian power connection is notable because a project important from the energy security and market standpoint will be carried out without…

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Ukraine: grain exports up

According to the Agriculture Ministry, Ukraine exported 18.38 MMT of grains in the season 2016/2017 by December 1, up by 5.9% YoY. In particular, the exported volumes included 10.08 MMT of wheat, up by 1.18 MMT YoY. Barley exports in the period under review totaled roughly 3.95 MMT and corn exports amounted to 4.25 MMT.…

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Azerbaijan: Baku airport serves 3 million passengers in January-November 2016

The Heydar Aliyev International Airport served more than 231,000 passengers in November, up by 23% YoY, the airport’s press service said. The airport served almost 3 million passengers in January-November. Of them, 1.8 million passengers chose to fly with Azerbaijan’s national carrier, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL). Some 500,000 passengers were transported via AZAL domestic flights to…

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Asia: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia railway bodies ink MOU

Heads of railway authorities of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Baku on prospects of development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TCITR), a message from Azerbaijan Railways CJSC said. Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov, President of Kazakhstan Railways JSC Kanat Alpysbaev, Director General of Turkish State…

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Turkmenistan: Afghanistan to get $1 billion for transit via TAPI pipeline

Afghanistan will profit by more than $1 billion per year for gas transit via the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline. Necessary infrastructure facilities – plants, gas compressor stations and gas purification plants will be built along this energy bridge. “More than 12,000 jobs will be created for our Afghan brothers”, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. The main…

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Ukraine: agro-industrial complex provides more than half of the growth of capital investments in the economy

In January-September the share of agro-industrial complex in the general growth of capital investments in Ukraine reached 51.3%, including the agricultural component at 39.6%, and the food industry at 11.7%, the Head of investment department at the National Scientific Center Institute of Agrarian Economics Nikolai Kisil declared. According to him, in January-September the general volume…

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Latvia: rail cargo transportation up

Continuing last year’s autumn trend, the volume of cargoes carried by Latvijas dzelzcels had increased in November. The volume of cargoes transported by rail reached 4.46 million tons, up by 7.6% YoY. Coal transports have increased significantly. 1.8 million tons of coal was transported in November. This exceeds the index of November 2015 by 28.7%.…

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