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Sergey Kwan

Journalist

Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post. divider Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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Tajikistan: Remittances from labor migrants exceed foreign investments

DUSHANBE (TCA) — Tajikistan’s labor migrants abroad send home much more money than direct foreign investments coming to Tajikistan, Avesta news agency reported. According to Tajik government sources, in 2013-2019 the economy of Tajikistan received a little more than US $3 billion of direct foreign investment. In November, Jamshed Nurmakhmadzoda, chairman of the National Bank of Tajikistan, said that in January-September 2019, Tajik labor migrants abroad sent home $2.490 billion, a 7-percent increase on-year. Experts say that the main source of living of hundreds of thousands of Tajik families is money sent home by their family members working abroad. Most Tajik labor migrants work in Russia. It was earlier reported that over the past five years (2013-2018), Tajik labor migrants sent home via bank transfers more than $15 billion, which manifold exceeds the amount of direct foreign investments during the period. Avesta earlier reported that the amount of money sent home by Tajik labor migrants from Russia in January-September of this year exceeded Tajikistan’s annual budget. It was also reported that remittances from labor migrants abroad account for more than 75 percent of all income of Tajikistan’s population.

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Iran and Afghanistan to complete railway link in March, official says

TEHRAN (TCA) — A senior Iranian official says a major railway connecting Iran and neighboring Afghanistan will be ready in March 2020 as construction of a key cross-border line is nearing completion, Iran’s PressTV news agency reported. Continue reading

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Uzbekistan to open investment and trade office in China

TASHKENT (TCA) — The government of Uzbekistan has approved a resolution to open the Representative Office of the Uzbek Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade in China, Xinhua news agency reported with reference to the Uzbek Justice Ministry. Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Fugitive tycoon’s ex-lawyer says her jailed brother released

NUR-SULTAN (TCA) — Kazakh businessman Iskander Erimbetov has been released from prison "due to a health condition," according to his sister, Bota Jardemalie, RFE/RL reported. Continue reading

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Uzbekistan launches chemical plant built by Chinese companies

TASHKENT (TCA) — Uzbekistan on December 28 put into operation a new chemical plant built by Chinese companies in the Navoi region. The opening ceremony was attended by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Xinhua news agency reported. Continue reading

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