Ukraine: trade and economic cooperation discussed with Israel

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Minister of Environmental Protection, Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister of Israel Ze’ev Elkin. “The interlocutors discussed an intensive trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and noted significant prospects for its further development. In this regard, they agreed on the need for the earliest possible…

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Georgia: win-win trade with Iran enjoyed

Georgian Ambassador to Tehran Ioseb Chakhvashvili said Tbilisi was willing to increase its economic cooperation with Iran and looked forward to win-win trade with the Islamic Republic. “Given the existing potential between the two countries, we are seeking win-win cooperation with Iran,” Chakhvashvili said during a meeting in Tehran. He added that Iranian investors could…

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Ukraine: honey exports up in 2017

Ukraine exported honey worth $133.7 million last year, according to First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv. In a post on his Facebook page, he wrote: “Currently, Ukrainian honey remains a favorite product both in Ukraine and abroad. In 2017 Ukraine exported honey worth $133.7 million, up by $36.4…

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Ukraine: exports of apples up in 2017-2018

Exports of apples from Ukraine in the 2017-2018 season soared 3.2-fold YoY. Ukraine exported 49,000 tons of apples over the period under review, the Ukrainian government’s portal has said. In the previous 2016-2017 season Ukraine shipped only 12,800 tons of apples abroad. “The largest batches of Ukrainian apples are exported to Belarus, Moldova, and Austria,”…

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Ukraine: Kyiv announces tender for construction of a waste-recycling plant

The municipal enterprise of Kyiv City State Administration “Kyivkomunservis” has announced a tender to determine a service provider for processing and disposal of household waste generated in the city of Kyiv. Tender documentation is published on the website of the organizer of the contest – “Kyivkomunservis”. The tender is conducted on the basis, in particular,…

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Uzbekistan: number of flights to Russia growing

The national air carrier Uzbekistan Airways will start regular flights on the Tashkent-Vladivostok-Tashkent route from September 15, the company announced. According to the information, the regular passenger flights between Tashkent and Vladivostok will be performed once a week. Uzbekistan Airways noted that only charter flights had been previously carried out in this direction. Flights will…

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Latvia: Defense Ministry performs final assessment of 4×4 tactical transport procurement

Defense Ministry currently performs the final assessment of procurement offers for 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports for the country’s National Armed Forces. Talks regarding procurement of 4×4 light and medium-sized tactical transports were organized in two stages. Twelve contenders submitted applications for the first stage. Defense Ministry’s procurement commission picked six for the second…

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Belarus: trade with Sweden up in H1 2018

The trade between Belarus and Sweden reached $83.8 million in H1, up by 28.9% YoY, according to the website of the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. The Belarusian export grew by 73.1%, to $24.4 million. The supplies of Swedish products to Belarus increased by 16.7%, to $59.4 million. Belarus’ main exports to Sweden included potash fertilizers,…

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Belarus: GDP growth projected at 4.1% in 2019

Belarus’ target economic development scenario suggests that GDP growth will be 4.1% in 2019. This is envisaged by the draft projections of the social and economic development of Belarus in 2019, Deputy Economy Minister Alexander Chervyakov said at an expanded-participation session of the Economy, Budget, and Finance Commission of the Council of the Republic of…

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Ukraine: first GE locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia to be put into operation in autumn 2018

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that first locomotives manufactured and equipped for Ukraine under the agreement with U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric will be put into operation this autumn. “This autumn we will start receiving new rolling stock under the agreement on joint production with General Electric. We have lost a lot of rolling…

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Armenia: General Electric to spend EUR 19 million on Yerevan TPP modernization

General Electric will spend EUR 18.8 million on a project designed to upgrade the Yerevan Thermal Power Plant, the Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia said. According to the ministry, the modernization activities are aimed at increasing the efficiency and reliability of the plant. The modernization includes renovation of the gas turbine…

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