Ukraine: Infrastructure Ministry signs memorandum with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine has signed a memorandum with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the largest company developing the Hyperloop high-speed transport systems, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian said following the public discussion “Hyperloop in Ukraine” within the HypeUa project, with the participation of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn. “We have signed a memorandum with the…


Kazakhstan: exports up in April 2018

The prices for exported goods in Kazakhstan in April increased by 0.6% compared to December 2017, and for imported goods – by 1.1%, according to the Statistics Committee of the Kazakh National Economy Ministry. In the reporting period the increase in prices of export supplies was registered for copper – by 7.9%, non-ferrous and ferrous…


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)