Russia: aircraft manufacturer to deliver 3 ‘Terminator’ choppers for Arctic operation

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive six Mil Mi-8AMTSh choppers and three Mi-8AMTSh-VA ‘Terminator’ military and transport helicopters for Arctic operation this year, Ulan-Ude Aviation Enterprise Managing Director Leonid Belykh said. “Under the state defense contracts that have been signed, three Mi-8 helicopters are planned for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017 for Arctic…

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Russia interested in fruit and vegetables supply from Uzbekistan

Cooperation in agriculture with Uzbekistan is one of priorities and long-term strategic tasks for Russia, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia Sergei Levin said in Tashkent during the International Fruit and Vegetable Fair on July 12. He stated that Russia pays special attention to expanding supply of fruits and vegetables from Uzbekistan. Russian president Vladimir…

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Uzbekistan: GDP up in H1 2016

Gross domestic product (GDP) of Uzbekistan grew by 7.8% in January-June, the session of the Cabinet of Ministers said on July 15. Industrial production in Uzbekistan rose by 6.7% in the first half of 2016, agriculture output by 6.8%, services by 12.9% and construction works by 17.5%. State budget was executed with 0.1% surplus to…

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Tajikistan investment portfolio includes 70 projects totaling $2.84 billion

Tajikistan’s investment portfolio now includes 70 projects totaling 22.3 billion somoni (equivalent to $2.84 billion), according to the State Committee on Investments and State-owned Property Management (GosKomInvest). Tajikistan’s investment portfolio, in particular, includes 31 grant-based projects, 18 loan-based projects and 21 mixed-finance projects. Total volume of grant financing has reportedly amounted to 9.8 billion somoni…

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Tajikistan: external factors to impact economy until 2019

The Institute of Economics and Demography at the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan predicts that external factors will impact Tajikistan’s economy until 2019. “According to forecasts of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, the external factors will continue to affect the country’s economy in 2018-2019”, Lutfullo Saidmurodov, Director of the Institute of Economics and Demography,…

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Tajikistan: construction of municipal vehicles assembly plant to start in Dushanbe

Construction of a joint Russian-Tajik enterprise for assembling Russian-made municipal vehicles will start in Dushanbe in the near future, Ravshan Tuichizoda, the deputy director-general of the State Unitary Enterprise “Khojagii Manziliyu Kommunali” (the central governmental agency responsible for water supply and wastewater services), said. According to him, specialists from the Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ) developed…

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Belarus to sell tractors to Burkina Faso

Belarus and Burkina Faso intend to sign a contract for the delivery of 500 Belarusian tractors to the Burkina Faso market, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich said. “Belarus-Burkina Faso trade is not so large. It is generally dominated by our agricultural mechanical engineering industry products. A large contract…

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Russia: Mi-38 multirole choppers catch contractors’ eye at Farnborough

Russian-made Mi-38 multirole civil helicopters attracted the attention of foreign buyers at Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom, the manufacturer said. Farnborough International Airshow runs in Hampshire, England from Monday through Sunday. It is expected to draw thousands of trade visitors. In 2014, it brought $204 billion worth of confirmed orders. “The Mi-38 multirole helicopter…

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