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Cental Asia

13.06.2017

During the first five months of 2017, the factories of the Turkmenbashi oil refinery complex in the cities of Seydi and Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) fulfilled the plan for the supply of oil products by 103.5 percent and processed over 2.7 million tons of oil. In physical terms, the volume of oil refining exceeded the target figure by 92,000 tons. Since the beginning of 2017, the company produced approximately 842,000 tons of gasoline of all brands, about 835,000 tons of diesel fuel and 67,400 tons of liquefied gas. All these figures are higher than the planned level of production.

12.06.2017

This year, Uzbekistan expects a record number of applicants for admission to the republic's higher educational institutions. According to the State Test Center, their preliminary estimates envisage that the number of applicants will be about 795,000 people. For comparison, the figure was 663,000 people in 2016. The Center states that the growing number of applicants to higher educational establishments does not assist the implementation of an effective youth policy.

12.06.2017

During the first five months of 2017, Kyrgyzstan's GDP grew by 6.8 percent as compared to the same period of 2016 and amounted to about KGS153 billion in monetary terms. Press Secretary of the National Statistics Committee Boris Arabaev reported these figures on June 9. According to him, in January-May 2017, the volume of GDP (without taking into account the enterprises engaged in the development of the republic's largest gold deposit “Kumtor”) amounted to KGS136 billion, which is 2.9 percent more than the figure for January-May 2016.

 

12.06.2017

During the recent meeting of the presidents of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Almazbek Atambayev in Astana, the parties reached an agreement on accelerating the work on demarcation and delimitation of disputed sections of the interstate border. According to the press service of the head of Kyrgyzstan, the meeting took place within the framework of the session of the heads of the SCO states (Shanghai Cooperation Organization). According to the Uzbek president, the bilateral relations have been actively developing recently, especially after President A.

12.06.2017

On June 9, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi met in Astana. The leaders of the two countries discussed the agreements reached during the visit of the delegation of the Government of India to Uzbekistan. The meeting took place during the SCO member states' summit held in Astana. N. Mody expressed “sincere gratitude for Uzbekistan's constant strong support of the proposal on India's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.”

 

12.06.2017

On June 9, the capital of Kazakhstan witnessed the solemn opening ceremony of the international exhibition EXPO 2017. The event was participated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Russian President Vladimir Putin, leaders of the SCO member states and several other states, government representatives and heads of international organizations. The opening ceremony took place simultaneously at several venues.

11.06.2017

The Government of Kyrgyzstan has proposed to create joint ventures for the manufacture of military products in the territory of the republic within the framework of the development of cooperation between the defense industrial complexes of the CSTO countries. Deputy Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov announced the news on June 8, during the Bishkek-based meeting of the interstate commission of the states of the Organization for Military-Economic Cooperation.

 

11.06.2017

Chinese companies have expressed their readiness to pour direct investments in the use of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan. Chairman of the board of “Samruk-Energo” Almasadam Satkaliyev reported the news on June 8. According to him, some of the agreements signed in Astana during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping are relevant to this sphere. “These memorandums are of special importance. For the first time, we will implement projects on the terms of direct investments.

11.06.2017

Turkmenistan has begun this year's harvest campaign in Balkan, Akhal, Mary and Lebap provinces of the country. According to the forecast, not less than 1.6 million tons of grain will be harvested from 760,000 hectares of winter crops. Of this volume, it is planned to harvest 450,000 tons in Akhal Province, 380,000 tons in Mary Province, 350,000 tons in Lebap Province, 300,000 tons in Dashoguz Province and 120,000 tons in Balkan Province.

 

10.06.2017

After the talks held in Astana between President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the head of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, who had arrived in the republic on an official visit, a total of 12 joint documents were signed, including a joint statement. During the meeting, the parties discussed a number of issues, including cooperation in the transport sector, energy and agriculture.