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December 2016

Kazakhstan Begins To Receive LNG From Russia

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 23:58

The Russian company “Gazprom Export” and “Global Gas Regazification” (a part of the Global Gas Group) have signed the first ever contract for supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kazakhstan from Russia by means of motor transport. As reported by the Russian company, the first export batch of liquefied natural gas will be produced before the end of December 2016. In 2017, Kazakhstan plans to export more than 5 million tons of LNG produced by “Gazprom Transgas Ekaterinburg.”

 

Outdoor Lighting In Uzbek Cities Is In Critical Condition

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 21:55

As of today, the outdoor lighting systems are in very poor condition in 28 cities of Uzbekistan, including regional centers. According to the Ministry of Finance, with the exception of the capital, 28 cities have outdoor lighting systems with morally and physically worn-out fixtures characterized by high power consumption, which are subject to replacement and modernization.

Preliminary Results Of Kazakhstan's Foreign Trade In 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 17:46

In 2016, the volume of foreign trade between Kazakhstan and other countries totaled about $58 billion, according to the preliminary data. Deputy chairman of the National Agency for import and export “KAZNEX INVEST” Meyrzhan Maykenov reported this information during a press conference on December 28. The exports of Kazakh goods in the outgoing year amounted to $35 billion, while the volume of imports all kinds of products from other countries is $23 billion in monetary terms.

 

Turkmenistan Announces Preliminary 2016 Results

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 15:42

Ashgabat hosted a meeting of the government and the National Security Council; it was chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and participated by regional leaders. The main theme of the event was summing up the outgoing year 2016. According to the participants of the meeting, the current global crisis “has not affected the welfare of citizens of Turkmenistan,” and moreover, the country managed to continue implementation of social programs.

 

Garlyk Mining And Processing Plant To Be Commissioned Before March 31, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 05:54

By March 31, 2017, Turkmenistan will put into operation the Garlyk mining and processing plant; its construction is currently nearing completion. The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus made this statement on December 28, adding that this issue was discussed during the recent meeting of Belarusian Ambassador to Ashgabat Oleg Tabanjuchov and deputy chairman of the Turkmen government and co-chairman of the Belarusian-Turkmen intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation Batyr Ereshov.

Kyrgyzstan Receives $7.5 Million From Kazakhstan For Customs Infrastructure Development

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:56

Kazakhstan will give Kyrgyzstan the first tranche in the amount of $7.5 million for improvement and technical equipment of the customs infrastructure facilities, as well as for modernization of the testing laboratories. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz government, this will happen within the framework of the intergovernmental documents signed in St. Petersburg on December 26, as the results of the negotiations between Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev and Almazbek Atambayev and the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.

Uzbekistan To Create An Export-Orientated Textile Company

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 23:54

Uzbekistan will create a specialized foreign trade organization “Uztekstileksport.” Being a part of “O'zbekyengilsanoat,” it will promote the export of light industry products. This is provided for by the decree of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. According to the document, the new company will be engaged in the provision of information, marketing and consulting services; it will carry out various promotional activities, representing the export potential of the textile industry in publications and exhibitions.

Objective Sides Of Religiosity Of Kyrgyzstan's Population

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 21:20

The information obtained through a poll on the objective sides of the population's religiosity demonstrates the multi-directional flow of religious processes, as well as the fact that such a difference in their vectors is largely due not to the internal logic of development of religious relations, but to the influence of foreign religious organizations, as well as the corrupt interference into the activities of religious associations on the part of the public authorities that are in charge of the religious sphere.

The Most Corrupt Institutions Named In Kazakhstan

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 14:09

Today, the most corrupt spheres of activity in Kazakhstan are government procurement, land tenure, health and internal affairs bodies. Deputy Head of Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption Agency Alik Shpekbayev announced the news during his meeting with members of the Upper House of Parliament (Senate) on December 27. “As compared with 2015, the most corrupt areas are the internal affairs bodies, the scope of government procurement, land relations, health, education, construction and agriculture,” he said.

 

Kazakhstan's Air Forces Receive New Russian Fighters

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 13:01

The Air Forces of Kazakhstan have replenished their arsenal with new modern multi-purpose fighters “Su-30SM” of Russian production. This occurred under the previous agreements reached between the leaders of the military departments of the two neighboring countries. The press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry reported this news on December 27, stressing that the new machines are closely approximated to the fifth-generation aircraft in their tactical, technical and flight characteristics.