Ukraine: ATGMs no worse than Javelins

Valentyn Badrak, military expert and writer, the director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies, says Ukrainian Skif and Korsar anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) have recently proved to be no worse than the U.S. Javelin systems. “To date, there is a whole line of ATGMs, among which the most famous are Skif and…


Kyrgyzstan: contractor for construction of Madaniyat – Jalal-Abad road found

The Ministry of Transport and Roads decided on contractor for the project to improve the CAREC Transport Corridor No. 3 (Bishkek-Osh road), Phase 4, Madaniyat-Jalal-Abad section, the press service of the ministry reported. Tender proposals were submitted by four companies – Xinjiang Beixin Road & Bridge Group Co. (China), Gezhouba Group Company (China), Corporation Eurotrakt…


Belarus: MAZ to ship 100 buses to Ukraine

The Ukrainian city of Lvov will acquire 100 urban buses from the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ. The buses will be assembled and shipped to Ukraine by the end of the year, the company’s representatives reported. The buses are meant for the Ukrainian city’s mass transit system operator. They will be used to transport passengers…


Lithuania: tender for GIPL construction started

Lithuania’s natural gas transmission system operator Amber Grid launched an international tender for the construction of Gas Interconnector Poland-Lithuania (GIPL). The deadline for submitting bids is August 8, according to the competitive tender notice on the European and Lithuanian public procurement websites. Amber Grid and its Polish partner, Gaz-System, in late May signed a grid…


Belarus: every batch of products undergoing laboratory control

Every batch of Belarusian products undergoes laboratory control, Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats declared. “We trade with 85 countries today. Not a single state has complaints regarding the quality of our products. Before shipping products, each batch undergoes control in accredited laboratories,” Leonid Zayats said. “The laboratories employ highly qualified specialists that check…


Ukraine: sugar exports up in May 2018

In May Ukrainian producers delivered 54,000 tons of sugar to foreign markets, up by 29% YoY, the press service of the Ukrtsukor National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine reported. “In May the main importer of Ukrainian sugar was again Uzbekistan (72%). In addition, 11% of deliveries were made to the UK, 5% to Azerbaijan…


Ukraine: electricity exports up in January-May 2018

Ukraine boosted electricity exports by 25% YoY in January-May (in monetary terms), to $137.2 million.

Hungary accounted for 62.2% of the electricity sales abroad (estimated at $85.3 million), while the share of Poland was nearly 23.8% ($32.6 million) and that of Moldova 11.4% ($15.6 million), the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service said. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: foreign investors help to increase exports

The positive dynamics of Ukrainian exports growth is largely triggered by the attraction of foreign investment in the production located in Ukraine. “Attraction of investments in Ukrainian production is one of the factors in growing exports as the investors, apart from establishing production and putting money in modernization of enterprises, also attract their distribution networks,…


Kyrgyzstan: meat to be exported to China

Kyrgyzstan plans to export meat to China, the Director of the State Inspection for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Kalys Zhumakanov announced. Earlier Kyrgyzstan and China signed a memorandum on the creation of a zone free from foot and mouth disease. According to Kalys Zhumakanov, an agreement on joint struggle against transboundary diseases will help export…


Ukraine: largest manufacturer of electric vehicles interested in cooperation

BYD Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and lithium batteries, is considering the possibility of locating its production on the territory of Ukraine with further expansion into the European market. This was discussed during the meeting of Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan with Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe, the press…