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Kyrgyzstan: anti-avalanche gallery to be built on Bishkek-Osh highway

Construction of an anti-avalanche gallery of about 5.8 hectares will begin in 2019 on Bishkek-Osh highway, the Ministry of Transport and Roads of Kyrgyzstan reported. According to the ministry, the gallery will appear in Chychkan gorge at the 246th kilometer of Bishkek-Osh road. The width of the road inside the gallery will be 9.5 meters, the roadway - 7 meters....

Ukraine: gas stocks down since November 7, 2018

Natural gas stocks in Ukraine's underground storage facilities (USFs) have shrunk by 35.7%, or by 6.14 billion cubic meters, to 11.053 billion cubic meters since November 7, 2018 when Ukraine started pumping out gas from its reserves amid the heating season. As of February 2, gas reserves in the country's USFs were 10.6% down from 12.35 billion cubic meters reported...

Ukraine: poultry meat exports up in 2018

In 2018 Ukraine exported 328.97 thousand tons of poultry meat, up by 21.24% YoY. According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU), in monetary terms poultry meat exports totaled $506.61 million. The key importers of Ukrainian poultry meat in the reporting period were the Netherlands - $112.46 million; Slovakia - $59.95 million; and Saudi Arabia - $57.87 million. As previously reported,...

Latvia: meat of sick livestock from Poland delivered to Lido restaurant

A small amount of meat from sick livestock from Poland has been found in a Lido restaurant, as confirmed by Chief of Latvian Food and Veterinary Service's Public Relations Office Ilze Meistere. She reports that Lido has received a total of 27 kg of meat, and 9 kg of aforementioned meat remains stored in the company's warehouse. 18 kg of...

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek-Tashkent bus route resumed

Bishkek-Tashkent bus route via the previously existing route was resumed before the approval of a new timetable from February 1, the Ministry of Transport and Roads reported. The Ministry of Transport of Kyrgyzstan has negotiated the issue on the transit through the territory of Kazakhstan of Bishkek-Tashkent bus with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development of Kazakhstan. The parties reached a...

Azerbaijan: Central Bank to mull change in discount rate

The Board of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) will consider the change in the discount rate and interest rate corridor. Presently, the discount rate is 9.75%. Earlier, the change was considered in December 2018. Then the CBA decided to keep the discount rate unchanged. The CBA justified its decision by uncertainty in foreign markets. "In the future, the reaction of monetary...

Ukraine: Ukravtodor to create office of intelligent transport systems

The State Road Service of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) intends to create an office of intelligent transport systems and build a weigh-in-motion system for trucks, Head of Ukravtodor Slawomir Nowak stated. "We are implementing new technologies of safety and safe operation of roads. An important task for this year is to create an office of ITS (intelligent transport systems) in the structure...

Ukraine: DTEK not considered monopolist

Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) Yuriy Terentyev says the committee does not consider Ukraine's largest private energy holding DTEK - controlled by businessman Rinat Akhmetov - to be a monopolist on the electricity market. "The mere fact of having a significant market share is not enough. The electricity market is now regulated, with limited competition. In conditions...

Kyrgyzstan: Rosinbank authorized capital doubled

The National Bank of Kyrgyzstan recapitalized Rosinbank and doubled its authorized capital, official website of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Following the capitalization, the authorized capital of Rosinbank OJSC was increased by more than 700 million soms and brought to 1,498.7 billion soms. "The National Bank conducted financial recovery measures for Rosinbank, within the framework of which additional...

Uzbekistan: first nuclear power plant in Central Asia to be built

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Forish district of Jizzakh region and the site where the first nuclear power plant of Central Asia would be built in 8-9 years. The head of state spoke with the leaders of the UzAtom Agency and the Rosatom Corporation. He noted that the project was a new strategic area of cooperation with Russia. Moreover, he stressed...