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August 2016

Uzbekistan Approves The 2016-2020 Environmental Monitoring Program

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 22:33

The Government of Uzbekistan has adopted a resolution to approve the Environmental Monitoring Program for the period 2016-2020. According to the document, over the past 15 years, the country has created a single monitoring system; formed a list of the main man-made and natural sources of environment pollution; developed a number of advanced measuring techniques; modernized the material and technical base of environmental laboratories.

The First Passenger Train On The Railway “Angren – Pap”

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 20:03

On August 27, the first passenger train ran on the electrified railway line that links the towns of Angren and Pap in Uzbekistan. According to the local media, the event was timed to the 25th anniversary of independence of the republic. The new railway line consists of the railroad itself with a total length of 123.1 kilometers and the Kamchik tunnel with a length of 19.2 kilometers.


Uzbekistan Introducing The International Classification System Of Types Of Economic Activity

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 18:31

On January 1, 2017, Uzbekistan will introduce the international system of classification of economic activities, as described in the text of the government decree dated August 24, 2016. According to the document, the State Statistics Committee has already made the transition to the National Classification of Economic Activities, which had been developed on the basis of KDEC/NACE (the Statistical Classification of the European Union). The document specifies the annual average number of employees in small businesses and in micro-enterprises of Uzbekistan.


Almaty To Host Conference On Fruit And Vegetable Business In October

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 06:55

In October 2016, Almaty will host the international conference “Fruit & Vegetable Business of Kazakhstan.” As expected, it will be attended by more than 200 delegates from at least 15 countries. The news was reported by the press services of the “KazAgro” National Holding and the company “Kazagromarketing,” which is part of “KazAgro.” In addition, the latter company is the main organizer of the upcoming event; a co-organizer of the project is “APK Inform.”


Kazakhstan To Obtain A Loan For Transport System Modernization

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 03:20

The Asian Development Bank has approved a loan to Kazakhstan in the amount of $240.3 million, which will be spent on modernization of the republic's transport system, in order to expand its trade ties with Southeast Asia, Europe and other countries of the Caspian region. According to the press service of the ADB, the improved transport links and the high level of mobility will be the stimulating factors in achieving sustainable economic and social development of the country, which will open up new opportunities for investment and trade.

Uzbekistan Completes Modernization Of The Angren TPP

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 22:24

In Uzbekistan, there has been completed the modernization of the Angren thermal power station, which is situated in the territory of Tashkent Province. The modernization was carried out by the Chinese company “Harbin Electric International Company Ltd.” The Angren TPP CEO Dilshod Yulchiev announced the news on August 26. “At the Angren thermal power station, there has been commissioned an additional unit, the construction of which took 32 months,” he said.

Tajik Migrants' Remittances Growing

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 19:53

Recently, the volume of remittances by Tajik labor migrants has begun to grow, as evidenced by another study of the welfare of Tajik households entitled “Listening to Tajikistan” carried out by the World Bank experts. As follows from the data they collected, in July 2016, the average actual amount of remittances reached a level of TJS981. For comparison, in August 2015, this indicator reached its minimum and stood at TJS632.


Tajik Schoolchildren To Participate In The FLEX Program

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 03:25

From now on, after graduating the 11th grade, schoolchildren of Tajikistan will be able to participate in the US program called FLEX. Future Leaders Exchange is a US non-profit educational exchange program for high school students. This decision was taken based on the results of the recent meeting between Minister of Science and Education of Tajikistan Nuriddin Said and US Ambassador to the Republic Ellizabet Millard, as reported by Ehson Khushvakhtov, press secretary of the Tajik education ministry.

Kyrgyzstan's CEC Purchases Automatic Ballot Boxes

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 22:21

The Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan has purchased about 2,000 automatic boxes to be used during the future elections of deputies to local councils. On August 26, the press service of the department reported that the total value of expenditures amounted to approximately $3.4 million. Worth recalling, last year the republic witnessed the first ever parliamentary elections carried out by the lists formed on the basis of the biometric data received from the population of the country.


Three New Telecommunications Ventures Opened In Uzbekistan

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 17:24

In Uzbekistan, in the territory of the free industrial zone “Jizzakh,” there have been opened three new joint ventures: “ZTT Telekom,” “Broadband Solutions” and “Smart Vision.” Their founders were the national telecommunications operator “Uzbektelecom” and a number of Chinese companies, including the world-famous Huawei Technologies.