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March 2017

US State Department Considers Kazakhstan “A Country With High Crime Level, Bad Roads And Homophobia”

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 00:03

The US State Department has issued a memo for those Americans who intend to visit Kazakhstan as tourists or as part of a business trip. In particular, it mentions all the kinds of troubles, in which foreign citizens may get, according to the authors of the document. In addition, the memo provides advice on how to avoid these troubles.


According to the State Department, those wishing to come to Kazakhstan should primarily beware of the terrorist threat.


Rally Of The Kyrgyz Opposition In Bishkek

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 22:35

On March 29, Bishkek saw a rally of supporters of Omurbek Tekebayev, the leader of the opposition parliamentary party “Ata-Meken,” who had been taken into custody for two months on charges of corruption and fraud. Worth recalling, Tekebaev was detained by officers of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan on February 26, after his return from Vienna, where he took part in a session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.


Construction Of A New Gold Production Enterprise Launched In Uzbekistan

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 22:06

Uzbekistan has seen the official ceremony of launching the construction of the country's fifth hydrometallurgical gold production plant. The facility will be located in the territory of Tamdinsky District of Navoi Province. The ceremony was attended by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He pressed the symbolic button, thereby launching the process of development of the Auminza-Amantai gold-ore deposits. According to the project, the new enterprise will annually process up to 5 million tons of ore.

New Production Of Mineral Fertilizers To Open In Uzbekistan In 2018

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 21:05

In January 2018, the joint Uzbek-Singapore enterprise Indorama Kokand Fertilizers plans to begin manufacturing its products at new facilities. A representative “Uzkhimprom” reported this news, adding that Indorama intends to invest $23 million in modernization of production facilities in the period 2017-2018.


Arrest As Criminal Punishment Canceled In Uzbekistan

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:08

In late February 2017, the lower chamber of the Parliament of Uzbekistan approved amendments to the national legislation, which provide for the cancellation of criminal punishment in the form of arrest. Now, once it's approved by the upper chamber, the new law will be sent to the president of the republic for signature. Worth recalling, in accordance with the current Criminal Code of the country, arrest is any detainment in the strict isolation conditions of persons who have been recognized by the court as guilty of committing crimes, for a period of one to six months.

Kazakhstan To Change The Structure Of Sowing Areas

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 08:58

In Kazakhstan, plans are afoot to increase this year's acreage for agricultural crops by 311,000 hectares. On March 28, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic Kairat Aytuganov reported the news at a regular meeting of the government. In his words, the areas under fodder crops will be significantly increased. “This year, it is planned to place agricultural crops on an area of ​​just under 22 million hectares, which is 311,000 hectares more than the 2016 figure,” he said.


Uzbekistan To Conduct Unified State Examination For The First Time

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 05:28

This year, the Unified State Examination will be organized in the capital of Uzbekistan for the first time. The news was reported on March 28, by deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo Dmitry Guzhel, who was visiting the capital of the republic. In his words, to date, more than 2,000 citizens of Uzbekistan have applied for participation in the USE in Tashkent.


Further Reduction Of Oil Production Not Determined In Kazakhstan Yet

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 04:16

Today, it is premature to talk about Kazakhstan's possible accession to the extended agreement on the reduction of oil production, since there is still no certainty in relation to this issue. In the opinion of Minister of Energy of the Republic Kanat Bozumbayev, Kazakhstan is not ready to further reduce its oil production volumes. “We can only increase the level of our production,” he stated.


Uzbekistan Ratifies The Agreement On Military And Technical Cooperation With Russia

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 22:12

At the recent regular plenary meeting of the Senate of Uzbekistan, the deputies ratified the previously signed agreement with Russia on development of bilateral military-technical cooperation. Ikbolzhon Mirzaliev, the head of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense of the Republic, stated during the meeting, “The Russian Federation is still one of the main partners of Uzbekistan – particularly, in the military and technical sphere. Our countries have many common interests and common grounds.”


Gazprom To Purchase 5 Billion Cubic Meters Of Natural Gas In Uzbekistan

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 21:23

This year, the Russian concern Gazprom intends to purchase 5 billion cubic meters of natural gas in Uzbekistan. As reported after the meeting of the heads of government of the two countries, last year the company purchased 6.2 billion cubic meters of gas in Uzbekistan. “Consultations are ongoing on the issues related to the conclusion of a medium-term contract for the purchase of Uzbek gas. Work is underway to draw up the technical task for a preliminary feasibility study on the PSA exploitation of the 'Jel' deposit,” the document says.