Uzbekistan: second railway in Afghanistan to be built

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Jamshid Kuchkarov discussed the construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Herat railway in Kabul. “The project has been evaluated,” Kuchkarov said. “Negotiations on project financing are currently underway with Uzbek commercial banks and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.” The construction of the railway will be…

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Uzbekistan: development of road transport to be discussed with Kyrgyzstan and China

Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China will hold a tripartite meeting on the implementation of the agreement on the international road transport, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported. The meeting will be held in Tashkent on January 24-25. Before the trilateral meeting, a bilateral Uzbek-Kyrgyz and Uzbek-Chinese meetings on international road transport issues will be held. Delegations of…

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Kyrgyzstan: meat from China not welcome

Situation in the food and processing industry was discussed at a session of SDPK parliamentary faction. Deputy Agriculture Minister Erkin Chodoev reported that 250,000 tons of meat are produced annually in Kyrgyzstan. 971 tons of meat are exported. Nevertheless, Kyrgyzstan continues to purchase meat products. At present, the main suppliers are Kazakhstan and Russia. Some…

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Kazakhstan: new international flights to be launched

Kazakhstan will launch several international flights in 2018, the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development said. In 2018 foreign airlines, including Air Baltic, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Aeroflot and Angara plan to launch regular Riga-Almaty, Dubai-Almaty, Dubai-Aktau, Moscow-Kyzylorda and Krasnoyarsk-Almaty flights. Besides, Finnair will resume the Astana-Helsinki flights, the Committee said.…

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Ukraine: trade with Germany up in 2017

Mutual trade between Ukraine and Germany in 2017 grew by 21.5% YoY, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has reported after a meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman with representatives of leading German companies operating in Ukraine. “Last year the volume of mutual trade grew by 21.5%, and trade focus…

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Estonia: tests of electronic traffic signs with changing information successful

The Road Administration will install electronic traffic signs with changing information permanently in the second half of this year, as the one-month testing period of the signs has been successful. The initial tests of electronic traffic signs were successful, Siim Vaikmaa, head of the Road Administration’s traffic management center, declared. Vaikmaa added that the development…

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Tajikistan: GDP grows in 2017

The growth of the GDP in Tajikistan in 2017 amounted to 7.1% compared to 2016, the Tajik Statistics Agency reported. Tajikistan’s GDP amounted to about 61.1 billion somoni ($6.9 billion) in 2017. Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing and fish farming dominate in the GDP structure, making up 21.1% of the total GDP volume. The share of…

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Turkmenistan: prospects for trade and economic co-operation mulled with Palestine

Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry has hosted a meeting with Mazen Shamiah, a Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry official for Asia and Africa, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message. During the talks, the sides noted the need to further expand cooperation in trade and economy, as well as interest in developing relations between the business structures…

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Ukraine: replacement of profit tax with tax on withdrawn capital priority in 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that a priority of work in 2018 will be privatization and the replacement of the profit tax with the tax on withdrawn capital. “In 2018 our priorities in reforms are no less ambitious – privatization, deregulation, improving investment climate, national bureau on financial security, tax on withdrawn capital, liberal…

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Ukraine second in butter supply to the EU

Following the results of 2017 Ukraine ranked second in terms of butter supplies to the European Union, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade – Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska informed on her Facebook page. “Ukraine once again confirmed the existing status quo as a reliable and important player in the European Union’s agrarian market.…

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