28 January 2008 10:20
Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan have signed a number of documents that form a legal base for EurAsEct Customs Union, RosBusinessConsulting reported.
28 January 2008 10:10
An Uzbek expert has criticized Tajik hydroelectric power production projects, and said they might cause environmental problems in the region. The director of the Uzbek Gidroproyekt [Hydroproject] Institute, Sergey Zhigaryov, said the international legal basis for the use of transborder rivers and waterstreams should be observed in drawing up and implementing such projects. The following is an excerpt from Sergey Zhigaryov’s report entitled "The construction of hydroelectric power stations and the Aral Sea problem" published by the Uzbek newspaper Pravda Vostoka on 24 January; subheadings inserted editorially [by BBC Monitoring Central Asia]:
28 January 2008 10:08
The signing of a package of agreements by Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan completes the process of forming the Customs Union of the three countries, Russian Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov said.
28 January 2008 10:00
Construction will hopefully start this year on two railways linking China’s westernmost Xinjiang with the central Asian nations of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, sources with the regional government of Xinjiang said.
28 January 2008 09:50
Uzbekiston Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways), national airline of Uzbekistan, transported nearly two million passengers and 20,000 tonnes of cargo in 2007. The company said it carried out 22,935 flights, including 297 charter flights.
25 January 2008 13:01
Kazakhstan plans to raise its fee for the transit of Turkmen and Uzbek gas to Russia to US$1.4 per 1,000 cubic metres across 100 kilometres from US$1.1, a source in Kazakh state oil and gas company, KazMunaiGas, said on Friday.
25 January 2008 13:00
Three out of the six members of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) will sign nine agreements on Friday to create the international legal base for a customs union among them, Itar-Tass reported.
25 January 2008 09:45
Interstate Council of Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) will meet on 25 January. EurAsEC is planning to ink an agreement on encouraging and protecting investments, BelTA reported.
25 January 2008 09:35
In October 2007, Western Ural Machine Building Concern and China’s CITIС Pacific Ltd. won a tender of GAC Uzkhimprom on the construction of Dekhkanabad Potash Fertilizers Plant.
24 January 2008 12:11
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Ijaz Abbasi said on Wednesday that Pakistan would make all-out efforts to improve economic and trade relations with Uzbekistan. Taking to Uzbek ambassador to Pakistan Oybek Usmanov, Ijaz said Pakistan’s economy was rapidly growing due to which its energy needs were increasing at 10% per annum, Business Recorder reported.


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