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Cental Asia

14.06.2017

The capital of Tajikistan has hosted an international high-level symposium on the theme “Strengthening cooperation in achieving sustainable development in the context of current challenges and threats.” At the opening ceremony of this event President Emomali Rahmon said that the strengthening of cooperation in the process of achieving the goals of sustainable development was closely linked with the joint initiatives aimed at ensuring sustainable peace and eliminating the current threats.

 

14.06.2017

In the near future, Uzbekistan plans to begin actively applying the practice of the so-called Double Degree program (the double diplomas program). According to the Ministry of Secondary Special and Higher Education of the Republic, this practice has spread and gained great popularity in the universities of many other countries. Some of the local educational institutions applied for the introduction of this practice in Uzbekistan.

 

14.06.2017

On June 11, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon met UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Dushanbe. According to the press service of the head of the Tajik state, the parties called the cooperation with the United Nations “important in terms of strengthening Tajikistan's statehood, implementing economic reforms, and ensuring sustainable development.” They stressed that today Tajikistan has a total of 23 representative offices of various UN programs, offices, and specialized projects.

 

14.06.2017

In Osh, the largest city of the southern part of Kyrgyzstan, a new enterprise specializing in milk processing have started its work. According to the press service of the government of the republic, the commissioning of the milk processing plant “Osh Ak-Sut” resolves the issue of the sale of dairy products from farmers in the three south regions of the country: Batken, Osh and Jalal-Abad. In addition, the newly created enterprise permanently employs 40 local residents.

 

14.06.2017

In accordance with the decree of the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, it is planned to divide the Committee for Sports, Youth and Tourism into two separate structures. One of them will be the Committee for Development of Tourism. Its central apparatus will be financed at the expense of funds allocated from the national budget and a number of other sources, in agreement with the Ministry of Finance. Within the next two months, this body will submit a number of proposals on reforms to the normative legal acts of the republic.

 

13.06.2017

As of the beginning of 2017, Kazakhstan had a total of 72 idle enterprises that had been put into operation in the framework of the Industrialization Map. By the beginning of June, about 90 percent of these facilities started their work. Minister for Development and Investments of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kasymbek made this statement during a meeting with the population on June 12. According to him, 19 of the newly launched enterprises are stably loaded for more than 50 percent of their capacity.

 

13.06.2017

The air company “Turkmenistan” will carry out the first test flight from Ashgabat to Dushanbe and back. As reported by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Tajikistan, Chary Atayev, during the press conference in Buchanba, the flight will take place on Monday, June 12. “On this day, a delegation of Turkmenistan, including representatives of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and a number of ministries and departments, will arrive in Dushanbe on a direct flight from Ashgabat,” the Turkmen ambassador said.

 

13.06.2017

By 2020, Uzbekistan's cement plants will switch to the dry mode of production, which will be more economical than the traditional technology. This is envisaged by the presidential decree of May 26, 2017. Moreover, it is part of the 2017-2020 program of measures aimed at increasing the level of energy efficiency in the republic's economy and social sphere. The Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan will act as the source of financing for this large-scale project; Uzbek commercial banks will provide the necessary loan funds.

 

13.06.2017

On June 11, Astana hosted the ministerial conference “Ensuring Sustainable Energy Development” as a prelude to the eighth international sustainable energy development forum. These two events are to last for four days until June 14.

13.06.2017

A number of changes are being prepared in the healthcare sector of Kazakhstan. They are related to the provision of emergency medical care to the population. The Ministry of Health of the Republic initiated the reforms. Currently, its representatives consider various proposals used in the OECD countries in the past few decades. According to the Ministry, in Kazakhstan the average time of arrival of an ambulance to the patient is 25 minutes, and the share of calls responded late reaches the level of 7 percent.