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September 2016

Introduction Of Electronic Visas Approved In Kyrgyzstan

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 19:24

On September 27, the Committee on Defense, Security and Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Parliament approved a draft law that provides for introduction of electronic visas. According to the document, it is intended to introduce several types of visas: namely, workers, tourism, investment, family (with no employment rights) and student visas. According to the local media, the decision of the said parliamentary profile committee is crucial in submitting the draft law for discussion to the legislative body.


Kyrgyzstan To Hold Referendum On Amendments To Constitution On December 4

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 16:31

On September 27, the Committee on the state structure, constitutional law and regulations of the Kyrgyz parliament approved in the first reading and submitted for consideration by the deputies a draft law regarding the referendum on amendments to the constitution, which is to be held on December 4, 2016. Earlier, a number of political forces of the republic headed by its president made a proposal regarding a reform of the national constitution.

A Ukrainian Company Experiences Problems In Turkmenistan

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 05:13

In accordance with the previously signed contracts, the financial and industrial company “Altcom” (Ukraine) is engaged in construction of a number of transport infrastructure facilities in the territory of Turkmenistan. However, currently it is tearing the deadlines for commissioning of a new terminal in the Turmenabat airport. As reported by a number of sources, the reason for this is the very dire financial situation the company is in. In turn, it is caused by the current economic situation in Ukraine.

Tajikistan's Coal Reserves Estimated At 4.3 Billion Tons

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 01:23

As of today, the coal reserves of Tajikistan are estimated at no less than 4.3 billion tons. This information is listed in the review “The Coal Industry in the EDB Countries” compiled by experts of the Eurasian Development Bank. According to the document, since 2012, development of coal deposits has increased significantly in the country, with a simultaneous reduction in the volume of deliveries of Uzbek natural gas and an increase in the number of industrial companies that use the SYN gas produced from coal as fuel.


Industrial Development Of Kazakhstan: Results And Prospects

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 00:55

On September 27, the Astana Office of Central Communications hosted a press conference attended by Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Jenis Kasymbek. Its theme was the outcome of implementation of the industrialization program, diversification of the country's export potential in the new stage of this process, and development of the transport infrastructure in Kazakhstan. As noted, the activities of the Ministry will focus on the effective implementation of these aspects of the program in the near future.


Kazakhstan Increases Volumes Of Small Business Credit

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 20:59

Over the first eight months of 2016, the volume of lending to small businesses has increased significantly in Kazakhstan. At the end of August 2016, the volume of bank loans granted to the republic's economy remained virtually at the level of early January, amounting to KZT12.7 trillion. With that, a certain loan portfolio growth occurred in the manufacturing industry (up by KZT86 billion), agriculture (up by KZT80.2 billion) and in the construction sphere (up by KZT31.4 billion). Chairman of the National Bank D.

Former Prime Minister Of Singapore Visits Kazakhstan

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 19:45

Having arrived in Kazakhstan, former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong, who is currently a Member of Parliament and an honorary senior minister of the country, addressed the deputies of the Kazakh Parliament. In his speech, the successor to Kuan Yew, who is considered the author of the “Singapore Economic Miracle,” told about their recipes of creating a successful state. First of all, he recommended that the leadership of Kazakhstan should primarily invest “not in oil, but in the people.”


Autumn 2016: The Most Highly Paid Professions In Kazakhstan

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 18:58

What professions are today the most highly paid in Kazakhstan? This question was answered by experts of the company “HeadHunter,” who have conducted a study on the topic. According to their survey of the republic's labor market, the most financially attractive offers often appear in the fields such as: engineering, mining, IT and agriculture. It was also noted that the highest salaries are today paid as part of market offers that were previously quite uncharacteristic for the country.

About Development Of Astana's Transport Complex

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 15:30

Mayor of Astana Asset Issekeshev has told about the innovations that will be introduced in the transport complex of the capital of Kazakhstan in the coming years. This happened during the recent international conference “Development Trends in Astana's Transport Complex” that was held at the Kazakhstan Media Center. In particular, the head of the second largest metropolis of the republic spoke about the upcoming commissioning of the light rail tram, which is a completely new mode of transport for the city.


Uzbekistan To Produce Building Materials From Cotton

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 14:56

The Government of Uzbekistan has issued a decree which approves a set of measures aimed at creating in the country a number of modern facilities for production of particle board (chipboard) using cotton stalks as the raw material. In accordance with this document, plans are afoot to implement zonal investment projects on the basis of the selected active enterprises.