Kazakhstan: 18 million passengers travel by train in 2018

In 2018 Passenger Transportation JSC carried 17, 719,000 passengers (including domestic and transit passengers), down by 500,000 passengers YoY. In 2017 Kazakhstan hosted EXPO 2017 international exhibition, the company’s press service reports. Three new routes were launched last year. Astana-Turkestan train bridges the capital with the new regional center of Turkestan region, the historical city…

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Kyrgyzstan: three airports unsuitable for flights

Three airports in Kyrgyzstan are unsuitable for flights, the First Deputy Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov said at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on transport, communications, architecture and construction. According to him, reconstruction of several airports is necessary for the development of domestic flights. “Experts have given us the conclusion that airports in Karakol, Talas…

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Latvia: improvements expected from LDz

“Last year was a turning point for railway freight. The industry managed to recover from the decline, the lowest point of which was in 2017. It is too soon to celebrate last year’s grown, because this industry remains dependent on external risks and flaws caused by internal factors of the transit corridor,” says Baltic Association…

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Azerbaijan: Baku airport’s activity unaffected by heavy fog

Heavy fog in Baku didn’t affect the activity of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

All flights are performed in accordance with the schedule.

“There are no delays in arrival and departure of the flights,” the airport said. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Kazakhstan: meat production up in 2018

Meat production in Kazakhstan in 2018 made 270,550 tons, up by 8% YoY, the Statistics Committee of the National Economy Ministry reported.

Milk production was 535,501tons (+10%).

The volume of flour made 4,036,460 tons (+0.7%), sugar – 283,134 tons (-23.9%) and cereals – 81,327 tons (+15%). (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)