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May 2016

Astana To Host The Conference “Religion Against Terrorism”

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 22:04

On May 31, the capital of Kazakhstan will host the international conference themed “Religions against Terrorism,” which will be attended by representatives of the world's major concessions. As stated during the recent briefing at the Central Communications Office, international terrorism and extremism have already become a serious threat for the world community, transcending beyond the borders of individual states.

Kazakhstan To Establish Regional Armed Forces

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 19:39

Kazakhstan will create the territorial armed forces, as reported by Deputy Minister of Defense Talgat Mukhtarov in his speech during the presentation of the new draft law “On introduction of amendments and additions to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan concerning military service and defense” in the national parliament. According to him, this is due to implementation of the presidential decree signed on December 25, 2015. It provides for creation of regional armed forces and their subsequent integration into the single system of defense of the republic.


Turkmenistan Celebrates The Carpet Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 18:36

On May 29, Turkmenistan celebrated a traditional holiday – the Day of Turkmen Carpet, which dates back to 1992. On this day, towns and cities in all regions host concerts, mass celebrations, festive exhibition of carpets and rugs. People honor the most skilled carpet weavers and award them with state awards and valuable gifts on behalf of the president of Turkmenistan. The main events of this festival were the Ashgabat-based International Exhibition of Turkmen Carpets, and the Sixteenth Conference of the World Association of Connoisseurs of Turkmen Carpets.


Kazakhstan To Build A World-Class Resort

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 17:29

In Kazakhstan, plans are afoot to create a new resort zone “Kenderli” with the participation of German investors. The resort will be located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, in Mangistau Province. The presentation of the project took place in Berlin. The concept of the new resort city was presented as a “city of the future.” According to the media presentation, the resort “Kenderli” is not just a regular resort area, but a whole city, which will become home to about 200,000 people.


Joint Gas Service Companies To Be Created In Turkmenistan

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:47

Turkmenistan opens up a promising direction of mutually beneficial business development to foreign investors, suggesting establishment of joint service companies specializing in servicing and repairing equipment related to the gas industry. According to the recent announcement by the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the country, the relevance of creating such joint ventures for repair and maintenance is associated with Turkmenistan's long-term plans in respect of development of gas processing and the gas industries.


The Kumtor Mine May Discontinue Operation

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 02:55

Representatives of the Kumtor Gold Company (a subsidiary of the Canadian of Centerra Gold), which is engaged in development of the largest gold deposits in Kyrgyzstan – Kumtor – reported a possible stoppage of work at the facility after June 30, 2016. According to them, the reason for this is the difficulties that arose around the environmental impact assessment. Worth recalling, Centerra Gold came into a conflict with the Kyrgyz authorities, having failed to reach an agreement on division of revenues from gold mining.

Kazakhstan Supports Creation Of The SCO Bank

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 22:00

Kazakhstan supports the idea of establishment of the SCO Bank, since successful economic activity of this structure is largely dependent on a reliable and effective financial support. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Erlan Idrissov made this statement, while delivering a speech at the Astana-based 3rd meeting of the heads of the SAIs of the SCO countries, which was held on May 27. “There have been adopted many plans regarding the future development of the economic areas of cooperation.

Iran As A Potential Investors In The Rogun Hydroelectric Power Station

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 20:38

If Tajikistan is able to reach an appropriate agreement with Iran, the latter will become a potential investor in construction of the Rogun hydropower plant. This opinion was expressed by some experts, who noted that Iran will not “look back at the Uzbekistan's claims,” the more so that Tajikistan already has a legal basis for construction, as well as a positive expertise of the project by the World Bank.

China Received Nearly 140 Billion Cubic Meters Of Gas From Turkmenistan

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 17:52

As of May 19, 2016, the total volume of natural gas supplies from Turkmenistan to China through the pipeline “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China” has amounted to $138.6 billion since the beginning of its operation. This and other figures were presented as part of the report delivered by a representative of the CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) during the 7th International Turkmenistan Gas Congress, which took place in “Avaza” on May 20-21.

Structure Of Uzbekistan's Export In 2015

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:55

In 2015, about half of the total exports in Uzbekistan accounted for energy products and the service sector. The largest percentage fell on oil and other energy resources, namely 25.9 percent. According to the data provided by the Ministry of Trade, Investment and Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic, the share of energy products in the nationwide volume of exports has not changed in comparison to the results of 2014. In addition, 24.5 percent of Uzbekistan's exports accounted for the service sector.