Ukraine: train of four capitals to be launched from Kyiv in late September 2018

Riga-Vilnius-Minsk-Kyiv train will be launched from the Ukrainian capital on September 28, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan said at a briefing upon the plenary session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Lithuanian Commission on Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, which was held in Lviv on July 17, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports. “Last year’s agenda,…

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Uzbekistan: Urgench airport closed

From July 16 for technical reasons and unfavorable temperature the international Urgench airport is closed, the Uzbek national airline “Uzbek Airlines” reported. According to the information, flights to Urgench airport were transferred to the international airports of Nukus and Bukhara. The international airport Urgench is located in the same city, the center of Khorezm region,…

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Ukraine: foreign trade deficit growing

The deficit of Ukraine’s foreign trade in goods in January-May amounted to $2,054.9 million, up by 44.4% YoY. This data was provided by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. In January-May Ukraine’s total imports of goods made up $21,515.0 million, or 115.3% compared to January-May 2017. Ukraine’s total exports of goods over the reporting period…

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Lithuania: Vilnius-London City Airport flights possibly in spring 2019

A direct flight between Vilnius and London City Airport might be launched in the spring, Lithuanian Economy Minister Virginijus Sinkevicius says. He and his counterpart of the Transport Ministry, Rokas Masiulis, currently substituting for Environment Minister Kestutis Navickas, signed an order on the establishment of a flight between Vilnius and London City Airport, vital for…

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Belarus: BelAZ opens truck maintenance center in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region

The Belarusian automobile engineering company OAO BelAZ has opened a modern technical support center in Russia’s Ural Federal District, the press service of the Belarusian Industry Ministry reported. The center for repairing and maintaining BelAZ mining vehicles was opened in the city of Berezovsky, Sverdlovsk region. The center had been built by BelTransLogistik Company, an…

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Kazakhstan: Astana-Helsinki flight resumed

Finnair air carrier resumes its flights to Astana. The flights will be operated from July till September twice a week on Wednesday and Fridays by comfortable Airbus 319. The flight duration is four hours, the press service of the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport JSC said. Last summer Finnair transported more than 3,000 passengers. (Kazinform/Business World…

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Ukraine: sugar exports up in June 2018

Ukraine exported 67,600 tons of sugar in June of the current marketing year (2017-2018 MY, September through August), up by 25% MoM, the National Association of Sugar Producers, Ukrtsukor, has reported. “Large batches of sugar in June were shipped to Uzbekistan (51%) and Libya (35%), while smaller batches were exported to Azerbaijan (5%), Armenia and…

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Poland: Port of Gdansk and Halcrow Group ink agreement to develop Wisla River Waterway feasibility study

An agreement for the preparation of a feasibility study for the Wisla River Waterway has been concluded in Gdansk. It was signed by the representatives of the Port of Gdansk Authority SA: President Lukasz Greinke and Vice-President Macin Osowski, as well as Artur Mazurek, representing the contractor selected by tender, the British company Halcrow Group…

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Ukraine: pork imports up in H1 2018

Ukraine in the first six months of 2018 imported 8,400 tons of pork, up 8-fold YoY. “In January-June Ukraine received 8,400 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork against 924 tons in the past year with an aggregate value of $15.4 million,” the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reported. The major pork suppliers remain the…

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