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Cental Asia

19.06.2017

The Uzbek Minister of Internal Affairs, Major-General Abdusalom Azizov and the delegation of CASIC (Chinese Aerospace Research and Industrial Corporation) have discussed the introduction of the “Safe City” system in Tashkent. According to the press service of the Uzbek Interior Ministry, Azizov said this visit is a consistent continuation of bilateral cooperation of the friendly countries, which received a new impetus after the recent visit of the Uzbek president to China.

19.06.2017

Uzbekistan is considering the possibility of becoming the operator of the TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline that is currently under construction. The chairman of the board of the national holding company “Uzbekneftegaz,” Alisher Sultanov, reported the news during the meeting of the International Press Club. “Most likely, we will become the operator of this project. Our Turkmen colleagues are holding a selection contest for an operator that would be able to organize the work across the entire pipeline (about 1,735 km).

18.06.2017

Uzbekistan has approved the program of modernization of the republic's coal industry in the coming years. The reason for the adoption of this document was a number of serious shortcomings discovered in the work of the state monopoly “Uzbekugol.” The main of them are: the weak production discipline; the ineffective operation of the company's equipment; the serious lag in the modernization of capacities, which leads to a lack of progress in the implementation of many investment projects.

 

18.06.2017

In July 2017, the Shymkent oil refinery (Kazakhstan) will start producing high-octane grades of gasoline. The press service of the leadership of South-Kazakhstan Province reported the news on June 14. According to the report, the Shymkent refinery will soon complete the first stage of modernization and reconstruction of the enterprise. In particular, this stage included building and commissioning an isomerization unit for light gasoline fractions, and equipping it with a preliminary hydrotreating unit for hydrocarbon feedstock.

 

18.06.2017

The government of Kazakhstan and the World Bank have a common view on the state of the republic's economy and the prospects for its development. Prime Minister of the Republic Bakytzhan Sagintayev made such a statement on June 15, while delivering a speech at the plenary session of the Astana Economic Forum.

 

18.06.2017

In the next three years, Uzbekistan is going to bring the annual volume of gas exports to China to the level of 10 billion cubic meters. Alisher Sultanov, Chairman of the Board of the Uzbekneftegaz NHC, provided this information during the meeting of the international press club held in Tashkent on June 15. According to him, this is stipulated in the medium-term agreement that was signed during the visit of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to China in May 2017.

 

18.06.2017

According to the experts of the International Monetary Fund, this year the volume of Turkmenistan's gross domestic product will increase by 6.5 percent. This forecast of the growth of the Turkmen economy was published by the international financial regulator on the basis of the results of the IMF delegation's working visit to the country, as well as on the results of the consultations of the Fund's representatives with their Turkmen counterparts in late May.

18.06.2017

The law “On Amendments and Additions to Some Constitutional Laws of Kazakhstan” was signed by the President of the Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev. The press service of the head of state reported the news on June 15. The purpose of this document is to bring the current constitutional laws into line with the amendments to the Constitution. In particular, the law “On Elections” will introduce additional requirements to candidates for the post of the country's president.

17.06.2017

As of today, Kazakhstan needs additional medical facilities and other specialized institutions designed for the compulsory treatment of alcoholics. Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kasymov expressed this opinion during his meeting with the population on June 14. In addition, he noted that almost every seventh crime committed in the republic, almost 50 percent of all murders and over 60 percent of all family and domestic crimes are committed in a state of intoxication.

 

17.06.2017

Tajikistan and Armenia intend to create a working group to study the trade potential of the two countries, which will help expand mutual trade. Minister of Investments and Economic Development of Armenia Suren Karayan announced this news on the sidelines of the meeting of the Armenian-Tajik intergovernmental commission. According to him, it is also planned to create a number of distribution companies that will organize the import and export of products, and establish industrial cooperation in the light industry and the jewelry field.