Kazakhstan: future of Central Asia’s water resources discussed in Almaty

Organized by the World Bank, the Central Asia Water Future Forum and Expo is being held in the Kazakh city of Almaty on September 19-22. The event has reportedly brought together over 200 policy makers and practitioners from governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan, the international community of water practitioners, as well…

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World: TAP announces new appointment

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG hired Ulrike Andres as its new Commercial & External Affairs Director. Andres has held a number of management roles at a senior level in the oil and gas industry and joins TAP from the Transalpine Pipeline Group – Europe’s largest pipeline company transporting crude oil from Trieste to eight central…

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Tajikistan: surplus electricity supplied to Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan has begun supplying surplus electricity to the neighboring Kyrgyzstan after all. According to Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national integrated power company), about 14% of electricity generated in Tajikistan last month was exported to the neighboring countries, including Kyrgyzstan. Last month, Tajikistan reportedly supplied 10.2 million kWh of surplus electricity to Kyrgyzstan, down by 32.2 million…

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Belarus: Omani businessmen seek cooperation with mechanical engineering companies

Omani businessmen show interest in establishing cooperation with Belarusian mechanical engineering companies, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Vladimir Ulakhovich said. “Omani businessmen show interest in the flagship companies of our mechanical engineering industry. First economy class MAZ buses have already been shipped to this country. An agreement has also been…

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Ukraine: flaxseed exports up in 2015-2016

According to the official statistics figures, in 2015/2016 MY (September-August) Ukraine exported nearly 42 thousand tons of flaxseed, up by 65% YoY (25.4 thousand tons), which became the maximum index for nine recent seasons. In 2015/2016 MY, Vietnam (51%), Egypt (13%) and Turkey (9%) became the largest importers of Ukrainian flaxseed. In 2014/2015 MY the…

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Russia: Caspian Flotilla ships held joint exercise with combat crews of OTH radars

Crews of the Caspian Flotilla ships and radiotechnical service held joint exercise on detecting surface and aerial targets, says press center of RF Defence Ministry. Podsolnukh, over-the-horizon radar, was operated during the exercise. Podsolnukh is capable of detecting naval surface and aerial targets at different altitudes within line-of-sight distance and beyond the horizon. Dagestan and…

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Belarus: Brestgazoapparat seeking general contractor to build $2.4 million logistics hub

The Belarus-Russian joint venture Brestgazoapparat plans to start building a transport and logistics hub worth Br4.784 million ($2.446 million) in October and is currently seeking a general contractor for the project. The closing date for applications is September 30. Brestgazoapparat is to launch the new logistics hub in May 2018. Brestgazoapparat is a group of…

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