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April 2017

The Kashagan Oil Field Becoming Profitable

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 21:56

Kazakhstan's largest oil field, the Kashagan, has already started to cover the capital investments poured in it. Financial director and executive vice-president of KazMunaiGaz Dauren Karabayev reported the news on April 27. In his words, the current daily production volumes are about 180,000 barrels per day. According to him, the project is at the stage of increasing production rates. By the end of 2017, the production volumes are supposed to surge to 370,000 barrels per day.


Kyrgyz Government's Report Recognized As Satisfactory

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 20:40

The report of the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan submitted to the republic's parliament after summarizing the results of the government's activities in 2016 has been deemed satisfactory by the deputies. After discussing the report of Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov, 98 deputies approved the work of the government, and 9 deputies disapproved it. The Kyrgyz PM stressed in his speech, “The economic situation stabilized in 2016, which enabled us to lay the foundation for achieving the long-term goals of the republic's development.”


Kazakhstan Launches A Modernized Battle Ship

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 19:01

Kazakhstan has launched the rocket and artillery ship Mangistau equipped with modernized weapons. According to the Ministry of Defense and Aerospace Industry of the Republic, the event took place in the city of Uralsk (West Kazakhstan Province) on April 27. In the words of head of the department, Beibut Atamkulov, this event represents another step towards equipping the country's naval divisions in the Caspian Sea with Kazakh-made modern technical means. According to him, the new ship was built by the Zenith Ural Plant.


Construction Of A New Oil-Processing Complex Launched In Uzbekistan

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 13:03

Djizak Province of Uzbekistan witnessed the ceremony of launching the construction of a new oil refinery complex. The event was attended by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. According to the press service of the head of state, the new enterprise will become a unique industrial facility in the territory of not only Uzbekistan, but the entire Central Asian region. The cost of the new complex will be $2.2 billion. Its annual processing capacity will amount to 5 million tons of hydrocarbon raw materials, which will be delivered to the plant from Russia and Kazakhstan.


Tajikistan To Reform The Military Service

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 22:52

Tajikistan's government have been submitted a draft law providing for the introduction of an alternative service in the republic. Minister of Defense Sherali Mirzo reported this news during the consideration of the law “On Military Service and Military Duty” on April 26. According to the head of the defense department, significant financial resources will be needed to implement this project. In his words, in case of martial law, up to 45,000 officers will be needed in Tajikistan, and currently there are a total of 1,270,000 officers in reserve.


Renting Out Apartments May Be Allowed Again In Kyrgyzstan

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 18:07

In Kyrgyzstan, a new draft law has been submitted for general discussion. It envisages a number of amendments to the current Housing Code of the Republic, and to the Code of Administrative Responsibility. In accordance with them, it is proposed to allow hourly and daily rent of apartments in the country once again. Worth recalling, since January 10, 2017, renting out apartments for days and hours has been an administrative crime punishable with fines, which amounted to UZS7,000 for individuals, UZS9,000 for officials, and up to UZS70,000 for legal entities.


Uzbekistan To Cultivate Russian Seed Potatoes

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 15:08

The Russian agricultural firm KRIMM (Tyumen Province) has concluded an agreement with the agricultural company AGROVER. The document provides for the supply of 600 tons of elite-class seed potatoes of the varieties Red Scarlet and Rosara to Uzbekistan. Earlier, the Russian company concluded an agreement with the Uzbek side on the supply of 2,000 tons of food potatoes to the republic. After that, the sides decided to expand mutual partnership.


Kazakhstan Intends To Create A Single Public Health Service

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 14:41

Kazakhstan plans to form a single public health service, which will focus on the prevention of diseases rather than their treatment. Minister of Health of the Republic Yelzhan Birtanov made this statement during the recent regular meeting of the government. In his words, up to 98 percent of deaths and morbidity in Kazakhstan, as well as in most countries of the world, account for non-communicable chronic diseases. The expenditures on their treatment amount to about 95-96 percent of all the healthcare expenditures.


American Assistance To Central Asian Countries Set To Plummet

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 23:53

Soon the US government will significantly reduce the assistance provided through the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) to the countries of the Central Asian region. According to The Foreign Policy, the downscaling will be done within the framework of the America First program proposed by President Donald Trump.


Gazprom Preparing PSA For New Projects In Uzbekistan

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 22:53

At present, the Russian concern Gazprom is preparing for signing the production sharing agreements for development of a number of new deposits discovered in Uzbekistan. Vitaly Markelov, deputy chairman of the board of the concern, announced this news in an interview with a corporate magazine. In his words, the Dzhel field was discovered in the territory of Ustyurt Province of the republic as a result of the large-scale geological exploration carried out by Gazprom.