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February 2016

Kazakhstan Implementing 102 PPP Projects

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 22:12

After the Law “On Public-Private Partnership” entered into force, Kazakhstan began implementing 102 projects based on the PPP principles. The republican PPP Center reported this information to the press on February 26, noting that 8 projects are being implemented at the state level, and another 94 projects at the regional level. Of them, the major, noteworthy projects are: construction of a light rail line in Almaty, the BAKAD (Big Ring Road of Almaty), as well as two bus stations in Astana.

 

Kazakh Citizens Complain About Frauds Involving Tour Operators

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 21:03

Recently, Kazakhstan has been witnessing more frequent complaints of citizens about the matter of the fraudulent activities of certain travel companies, as reported by the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic.

Kazakhstan To Establish Production Of Hemp Paper

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 17:54

In Kazakhstan, plans are afoot to set up a facility for production of paper from industrial (non-narcotic) hemp, as reported by the press service of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs. “As of today, imports of office paper to our country reach $100 million in monetary terms. At the same time, with proper use of our raw capacities, it is quite possible to establish production of paper in Kazakhstan, thereby increasing revenues.

Azerbaijan To Build Patrol Ships For Kazakhstan

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 16:56

Azerbaijan will build patrol boats and vessels for the Border Service of Kazakhstan. The news was published on the official website of the Azerbaijani government. The issue has been a topic of discussion during the Baku-based meeting between Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade, and Colonel Darkhan Dilmanovym, Director of the Border Service of Kazakhstan and Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Kazakh Republic. As noted during the talks, the strengthening of relations between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan meets the mutual interests of the two countries.

Astana's Inner Suburbs To Switch To Gas Heating

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 16:18

During the next two years, more than 22,000 private houses in Astana will be transferred to gas heating, as well as all the autonomous boiler facilities operating in the Kazakh capital. Mayor Adilbek Dzhaksybekov announced the news in a speech during the meeting with residents of the capital. “About 100 tons of harmful substances are released into the atmosphere every day. In regard to this situation, we have adopted a comprehensive action plan.

Turkmenistan To Reduce Volatility Risks In The Oil And Gas Market

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:40

Vigorous activity in the industrial sector, in conjunction with promotion of export development with a focus on modernization and diversification of the industry, will allow to reduce the risks associated with the volatility of the current commodity world prices, thus supporting the growth of the economy of Turkmenistan. This is stated in the report of the Institute of Economic Development and Strategic Planning of Turkmenistan.

Astana To Launch The “Onay” System In May

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 15:13

In May 2016, Astana will launch a system of electronic fare collection in public transport, which will be an analogue of the Onay system used in Almaty. Astana Mayor Adilbek Dzhaksybekov announced the news during the recent reporting meeting with the population of the capital of Kazakhstan. “In May, we will switch to the electronic form of fare collection in public transport. Experts believe that the system will have a positive impact on the quality of passenger services, increasing the interest of drivers and carriers.

Uzbekistan To Sell State Shares In 55 Enterprises By July 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:27

By July 2016, Uzbekistan will sell state-owned assets in 55 companies to foreign investors, their value totaling $437 million. This will occur in accordance with the decree of President Islam Karimov, in which he approved the additional measures to implement the arrangements reached at the Tashkent-based International Investment Forum in November 2015. Thus, according to presidential decree, there was established a commission headed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Republic Rustam Azimov and aimed at fulfilling the agreements reached at the forum.

Ashgabat-Based Construction Projects Lack Workers

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:16

In Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, most construction projects have been stopped because of the shortage of workers, which is a result of deportation of foreigners and non-residents from the city by the order of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The document was focused on improving the current system of private apartment renting, which resulted in a series of raids carried out by the state bodies. Consequently, according to a number of local publications, many construction projects began experiencing an acute shortage of work force.

 

Jizzakh Cement Plant To Expand Its Production Capacity

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:30

By autumn 2016, the Jizzakh Cement Plant will fully complete the project for expansion of its production capacity to the level of 1 million tons per year. According to the local media, the cost of the project is $35.8 million, and it is 62 percent complete as of today. The company has already received more than 50 percent of all the necessary equipment; currently, two transverse mills are being installed, as well as separate lines for delivery of raw materials.