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January 2017

Prices Of Petroleum Products To Fall In Kazakhstan In February

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 23:58

In February 2017, Kyrgyzstan expects the prices for fuel and lubricants to go down by KGS2-2.5 per liter due to the introduction of the unified railway tariffs. As reported by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, such a forecast was given by head of the department of investments and economy of the government apparatus Nikolai Chuikov on January 30.

Tajikistan And Turkmenistan To Develop Relations

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 14:02

During the recent Ashgabat-based meeting of the Joint Tajik-Turkmen intergovernmental commission, the participants identified the main nuances of interaction between the parties in the near future. The agenda included a wide range of issues that affect a large range of topical issues in the bilateral relations, covering the political, diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres. The parties also discussed the progress of implementation of the agreements reached at the sixth meeting of the Commission in Dushanbe on April 28-29, 2015.


Agreement On The RF Joint Military Base In Kyrgyzstan Entered Into Force

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 13:20

On January 29, there came into force the agreement on the status and conditions of stay of the Russian joint military base in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, which had been signed between Russia and Kyrgyzstan in 2012. The validity of the agreement is 15 years, after which it will automatically be renewed for the next five years. The size and composition of the Russian contingent to be disposed at the base have not been disclosed.


Winter Universiade 2017 Opened In Almaty

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:05

Almaty hosted the opening ceremony of the 28th World Winter Universiade. The event took place at the Ice Palace “Almaty Arena,” which was built specifically to host the competitions. It can accommodate 12,000 spectators. The event was attended by officials, including President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Oleg Matytsin and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.


Internet And Mobile Communications In Central Asia

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 07:59

The international agency We Are Social, which specializes in research in the fields of media and society, has analyzed the current situation in the countries of Central Asia in the sphere of access to the Internet. In accordance with the study findings, the number of mobile subscribers in Kyrgyzstan exceeds the number of inhabitants of the republic. Currently, the country has 7.49 million owners of SIM cards, while the population totals 6.08 million.


Tajikistan Intends To Strengthen Security Of Migrants

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 05:06

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov discussed the issues related to labor migration. In particular, the subject of their discussion was the preparation and signing of a new package of agreements in the near future. The said documents are aimed at strengthening the social and legal protection of Tajik labor migrants working in Russia.

Kazakhstan To Set Up An Open Digital Business Platform

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 00:23

In Kazakhstan, there will be created the Open Digital Platform for representatives of business. This project was presented during a meeting of the Republican Public Council for Entrepreneurship Support. The Open Digital Platform is created on the initiative of “Kazakhtelecom,” jointly with the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken” and with the active participation of a number of Kazakh IT companies. It will function as an aggregation of services that are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the business during the entire life cycle.

Kyrgyzstan To Cut Financing Of The Anti-AIDS Programs

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 22:32

In 2018, within a special state program, Kyrgyzstan's “National Center for AIDS” will for the first time conduct a study needed to obtain the statistics of AIDS and HIV among labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan. Head of this organization Ulan Kadyrkulov announced the news at a press conference held on January 27. According to him, the living conditions of the Kyrgyz citizens working abroad have a negative effect on the risk of infection.


Tajikistan To Cut Financing Of The Rogun Hydropower Plant's Construction In 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:00

In 2017, Tajikistan will allocate TJS1.7 billion for construction of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, which is TJS200 million less than in 2016. First Deputy Minister of Finance Jamshed Karimzoda announced the news on January 27, adding that all the allocated funds in the amount of TJS1.9 billion have been spent in full. As for the violations of the timing of the payment of wages to builders, the Finance Ministry representative suggested that these delays can occur in regard of the additional, previously agreed work.


Kyrgyzstan Received Over $9 Billion In Aid Since Independence

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 09:13

Since independence, Kyrgyzstan has received more than $9.2 billion as financial support from the donor countries and international financial institutions. Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Pankratov reported this information was in the Parliament of the Republic on January 27. In total, since 1992, Kyrgyzstan has signed 372 credit and grant agreements with donor countries and international financial institutions.