Ukraine: new armored recon vehicle Mongoose revealed

Ukraine’s defense giant UkrOboronProm has presented at the annual Arms and Security Expo in Kyiv its new armored reconnaissance vehicle Mongoose. The Mongoose (formerly BRDM-NIK) armored reconnaissance vehicle is a modernized version of the Soviet-built BRDM-2 amphibious armored vehicle developed by the SE “Mykolayiv Armored Plant.” The Mongoose is enhanced with front armor. The hull…

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Uzbekistan: reforms in electricity sector mulled with WB

Representatives of Uzbekistan’s state-run energy operator Uzbekenergo and the World Bank Group held a meeting to discuss reforms in the electricity sector of Uzbekistan. The parties discussed a plan on expansion of generating capacity at the lowest cost, research on tariffs, institutional reforms in the electricity sector and renewable energy development. The delegations of Uzbekenergo…

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Kyrgyzstan: average salary up in August 2018

Average salary in Kyrgyzstan in August amounted to 15,793 soms, report of the National Statistical Committee says. Compared to last year, it increased by 6.78%. Salaries increased the most in three areas – construction (16.2%), other service activities (15.5%), information and communications (14.6%). Following the results of 9 months of 2018, prices in Kyrgyzstan reduced…

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