Turkmenistan eyeing possibility of exporting electricity to Pakistan and Tajikistan

Prospective routes are becoming much more certain for the Turkmen electricity export, in particular to Pakistan and Tajikistan, says the Turkmen government. The message also said export opportunities could be expanded thanks to the commissioning of the gas-turbine power plant with annual capacity of 254 megawatts in the Beyik Turkmenbashy district of Turkmenistan’s Lebap region.…

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Russia: imports of sour cherry from Afghanistan and peaches from Somali banned

Russia bans import of sour cherry and cherry from Afghanistan and peaches and nectarines from Somali because of suspected smuggling of such products, the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said. Temporary restrictions are introduced on import of such products to Russia through third countries as well. Measures are taken in connection with deliveries of…

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Kyrgyzstan: PM instructing state agencies to provide Bishkek HPP with local coal

Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov instructed state agencies to provide Bishkek HPP with local coal, the department of information support of the government reported. Sooronbay Jeenbekov chaired a meeting on providing capital with local district heating coal at the end of its modernization. “In the autumn-winter season of 2016/2017 the Bishkek HPP will use 450 tons…

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Russia: economic indicators decline slowed down

The decline in Russia’s key economic indicators has slowed down due to implementation of the government’s supportive measures, though they are still in the negative zone, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday. “The situation on global financial markets is still unfavorable for us. Though our key economic indicators have narrowed losses they’re still in the…

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Kyrgyzstan: GDP down in H1 2016

Kyrgyzstan’s GDP fell by 2.3% in the first half of 2016, Deputy Chairman of the National Statistics Committee of KR Lyuksina Tekeeva reported today at a press conference. According to her, since the beginning of the year, GDP amounted to slightly more than 176 billion soms. It decreased compared to 2015, although the drop is…

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Kazakhstan: electric cars to be exported to foreign countries

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov familiarized with development of the car industry in Kazakhstan during his visit to “SaryarkaAutoProm” LLP in Kostanay. Massimov familiarized with the technological process, checked out the assembly shops and ready cars, grain harvesters and Kazakhstani electric cars as well. Massimov and heads of the company discussed the problems of…

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Ukraine: Energoatom seeking to cooperate with Spain’s IDOM in engineering

Representatives of National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom have discussed a possibility of cooperation in infrastructure and engineering projects with Spain’s IDOM Ingenieria, the company’s press service reported. The press service said that special attention was paid to IDOM projects implemented in the nuclear and energy sector: stress tests at all Spanish nuclear power plants (NPPs),…

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Ukraine: Dowty Propellers to deliver parts for new An-132D built for Saudi Arabia

Britain’s Dowty Propellers will supply propeller systems for the engine of new multipurpose An-132D aircraft built at the facilities of Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv), part of Ukroboronprom State Concern, under a contract with Saudi Arabia. Information about the signing of the agreement between Dowty Propellers and Antonov to supply two R-408 six-blade propeller systems for…

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Ukraine: energy consumption to drop

Ukraine should reduce energy consumption by 5% every year, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Johannes Hahn said. “Energy efficiency is one of the key goals of our joint initiatives”, he said. “Our goal is to improve energy efficiency by 5% every year”, Hahn said. He said that Ukraine should focus on energy efficiency…

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