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Section: The Times of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

    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...

    With tensions high, Kazakhstan plays mediator in Syria peace talks
    Mar21

    With tensions high, Kazakhstan plays mediator in Syria peace talks

    ASTANA (TCA) — As the Syria peace talks in Astana have given more international exposure to Kazakhstan as a player in the region wider than Central Asia, we are republishing this article by George Voloshin, originally published by The Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily Monitor: As the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year (the conflict...

    Kyrgyzstan struggling with consequences of illegal construction instead of preventing it
    Mar19

    Kyrgyzstan struggling with consequences of illegal construction instead of preventing it

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Several illegally constructed facilities have recently been demolished in the Kyrgyz capital including a 4-storey office building in downtown Bishkek (at the intersection of Toktogul Street and Manas Avenue). The building was built illegally because the company had no permits, so construction supervision was not conducted and the...

    Fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov faces new charge in Kazakhstan
    Feb03

    Fugitive Kazakh banker Ablyazov faces new charge in Kazakhstan

    ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan’s Anticorruption Bureau on February 2 said that fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov has been charged with the creation of an international criminal community and summoned to the bureau’s headquarters in Astana by February 10, RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service reported. The 53-year-old former head of...

    Tajikistan plans to produce 179 thousand tons of aluminum in 2017
    Feb02

    Tajikistan plans to produce 179 thousand tons of aluminum in 2017

    DUSHANBE (TCA) — This year Tajikistan plans to produce around 179 thousand tons of aluminum compared to 129.3 thousand tons last year, Avesta news agency reported with reference to Tajik Minister of Economic Development and Trade Negmatullo Hikmatullozoda. In 2015, Tajikistan produced 139.1 thousand tons of primary aluminum.Aluminum, along with...

    Uzbekistan lifts ban on 12 export items
    Jan12

    Uzbekistan lifts ban on 12 export items

    TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan has lifted a ban on the export of 12 types of products starting from January 1, 2017. The ban was lifted by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan Today news agency reports.The export ban was lifted for grain (wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn, buckwheat), bakery products, flour and...

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