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Cental Asia

29.04.2017

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.

 

29.04.2017

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.

 

29.04.2017

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.

 

29.04.2017

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.

 

28.04.2017

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.

 

28.04.2017

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.

 

28.04.2017

During the upcoming harvesting campaign, Turkmenistan plans to use the new equipment of the world-famous manufacturer John Deere: primarily, the harvesters. According to the Ministry of Water and Agriculture, in accordance with the contract concluded with the company “John Deere International GmbH,” Turkmenistan will acquire 1,350 units of agricultural machinery. They will be delivered in three stages, before the end of 2020.

 

28.04.2017

Kazakhstan is successfully developing economic cooperation with China, as evidenced by the establishment of the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Almaty. As reported by the Chinese News Agency Xinhua, the main purpose of the new association is to promote the further development of trade and economic ties between business representatives of the two countries. According to the participants of the first association of Chinese entrepreneurs, they intend to “bring the cooperation between China and Kazakhstan to a new level.”

 

28.04.2017

Uzmobile, the national mobile operator of Uzbekistan, is launching a large-scale program to test the quality of cellular services. As reported by local media with a reference to representatives of the company, the testing procedures will be conducted with the use of mobile laboratories. Currently, Uzmobile is acquiring measuring equipment of the famous Finnish manufacturer Anite Finland. With its help, it will be possible to carry out quality control within all the present-day mobile standards: 2G, 3G, 4G, CDMA 450.

 

28.04.2017

Tajikistan is hosting the International Forum of Volunteer Initiatives “Family Hearth.” It's organized with the assistance of the CIS member countries and dedicated to the Year of the Family. According to the press service of the Committee for Tourism, Sports and Youth Affairs under the government of the republic, the participants of this event will share their volunteer movement experience, and talk about the practical implementation of programs aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle.