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Section: The Times of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

    Kazakhstan seeks to reduce Russian media influence amid Moscow-West spat
    May13

    Kazakhstan seeks to reduce Russian media influence amid Moscow-West spat

    BISHKEK (TCA) — In an attempt to maintain good relations with the West, Kazakhstan is trying to resist to Russian propaganda in its media and social-life spheres — a rather difficult task given a large ethnic Russian minority in Kazakhstan. Here below we are republishing this article by George Voloshin on the issue, originally published by The...

    MDBs reduce finance for CIS countries, including in Central Asia, in Q1 2017
    May09

    MDBs reduce finance for CIS countries, including in Central Asia, in Q1 2017

    BISHKEK (TCA) — In Q1 2017, multilateral development banks (MDBs) reduced finance for the CIS countries four times compared to Q4 2016 and 1.9 times compared to Q1 2016, according to the review ‘An Overview of Investments by Multilateral Development Banks in Q1 2017 in the CIS Countries’ distributed by Eurasian Development Bank’s...

    Kyrgyzstan to repair Prosecutor General’s Office building burned in April 2010
    May08

    Kyrgyzstan to repair Prosecutor General’s Office building burned in April 2010

    BISHKEK (TCA) — The Bishkek municipality has decided to repair the building of Kyrgyzstan’s Prosecutor General’s Office that was burned down during the violent change of power in April 2010. The total area of the building located in downtown Bishkek, near the Central Square, is 4,650 square meters. It is planned to strengthen the...

    Uzbekistan manufactured 88 thousand cars in 2016
    May03

    Uzbekistan manufactured 88 thousand cars in 2016

    TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan is a leading manufacturer of passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the region of Central Asia, the Jahon information agency reported. In 2016, a total of 88.2 thousand cars, 3,420 ISUZU buses and trucks, and a thousand of MAN trucks went from the production lines of Uzbekistan’s automobile manufacturer JSC...

    Russia: Petersburg metro blast sets off hunt for Central Asian terrorists
    Apr30

    Russia: Petersburg metro blast sets off hunt for Central Asian terrorists

    BISHKEK (TCA) — As the Russian authorities’ investigation of the April 3 bombing in St. Petersburg’s subway, allegedly organized and carried out by natives of Central Asia, has caused more questions than answers, we are republishing this article by Peter Leonard, originally published by EurasiaNet.org: There is work under way to lay...

    Uzbekistan’s Shurtan gas chemical plant to increase production capacity
    Apr21

    Uzbekistan’s Shurtan gas chemical plant to increase production capacity

    TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan’s national oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz has presented a new concept of implementation of the investment project on expansion of the production capacity of the Shurtan Gas Chemical Plant, the Jahon information agency reported. Previously, the company planned to increase the annual capacity of polyethylene...

    Central Asia, Caucasus, Iran and China expand cooperation in railway transport
    Apr18

    Central Asia, Caucasus, Iran and China expand cooperation in railway transport

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Expansion of regional cooperation in the railway transport is in the focus of the two-day Economic Cooperation Organization’s railway authorities meeting that opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on April 17 with the participation of representatives from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,...

    Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
    Apr13

    Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

    ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered the government to introduce a Latin-based alphabet for the Kazakh language by the end of 2017, marking a major shift after nearly 80 years of using a Cyrillic-based alphabet, RFE/RL reported. The order is part of a new “strategic plan” for the country that was...

    Uzbekistan ups exports of textile and light-industry products
    Apr11

    Uzbekistan ups exports of textile and light-industry products

    TASHKENT (TCA) — A new foreign trade organization, Uztuqimachilikexport, is being established in Uzbekistan for expansion of exports of Uzbek light-industry products and technological upgrade of domestic textile enterprises, the Jahon information agency reported. Manufacturers of cotton, mixed and silk fabrics, textile, knitwear products, hats,...

    Making sense of the attack in St. Petersburg
    Apr04

    Making sense of the attack in St. Petersburg

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Russian media reported that police suspect the bombing in a subway train in St. Petersburg on April 3 was carried out by a man from Central Asia with ties to radical Islamic groups. Here below we are republishing an article originally published by Stratfor, which looks into different theories to explain who staged the attack, and...

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