Kyrgyzstan: free economic zone in border area to be created with Uzbekistan

A telephone conversation took place between the acting Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Artem Novikov and the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov. Artem Novikov thanked for the humanitarian assistance provided by the Government of Uzbekistan as part of measures to counter the spread of coronavirus infection. During the conversation, the parties discussed issues of…

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Kyrgyzstan: hospital for 200 patients built in Batken region at expense of Uzbekistan

Construction of a new Infectious Diseases Hospital from lightweight structures has begun in Batken region, press service of the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government in the region reports. The construction will be completed within 10 days at the expense of neighboring Uzbekistan. The medical facility will be equipped with the necessary medical…

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Ukraine: defense industry reform under threat

Ukroboronprom, Ukraine’s state-owned defense concern, has released a public appeal to the President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denysh Shmyhal, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, and Rada Defense Committee Chair Oleksandr Zavitnevych, voicing “concern regarding the curtailment of Ukraine’s defense industry reform and interference into its economic activities by the Ministry of Strategic…

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Ukraine: Infrastructure Ministry to improve railway safety management system

The draft resolution on approving new regulations on railway safety management system has been published on the website of the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine. The project envisages the introduction of a European-style railway traffic management system; approval of methodological recommendations for building a traffic safety management system at the enterprise; introduction of obligatory procedures for…

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Uzbekistan: US investments to be attracted for railway project in Afghanistan

The heads of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan will send a joint request to attract funds to the US Financial Corporation for International Development and other international financial institutions for the construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul railway. This follows from the decree of Uzbekistan’s president on expanding economic cooperation with Afghanistan. According to the decree, in December,…

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