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EBRD supports green and inclusive lending in Uzbekistan

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TASHKENT — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supplying fresh funds and creating new growth opportunities for grassroots businesses in Uzbekistan by providing a financial package of US$ 10 million to one of the country’s largest private lenders, Ipak Yuli Bank, the EBRD said on December 1.

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EBRD helps build climate resilience of Kyrgyz Railways

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BISHKEK — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is facilitating better connectivity in the Kyrgyz Republic and beyond by supporting the sustainability of Kyrgyz Temir Jolu (KTJ), or Kyrgyz Railways, responsible for managing and maintaining railway infrastructure and rolling stock across the country, the Bank said on December 1.

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IFC and Switzerland help bolster housing market in Kyrgyzstan

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BISHKEK — Nearly 200,000 low-income individuals in the Kyrgyz Republic were able to improve their homes over the last decade with support from an initiative developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), local microfinance organizations, and the financial support from the Swiss Government, the IFC said on December 1.

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Swiss pharmaceutical holding to produce anticancer drugs in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA — Chairman of the Board of Directors of Roche Holding AG Dr. Christoph Franz arrived on a working visit to Kazakhstan. The Swiss company plans to launch an enterprise for contract manufacturing of anticancer drugs in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Invest National Company said on December 1.

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Medical prostheses will be produced in Kazakhstan with South Korean company

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ASTANA — The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Kazakh company Sultan LLP and Corentec, a South Korean manufacturer of joint implants, took place in Seoul last week, Kazakh Invest National Company reported.

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ADB $30 million grant to improve Tajikistan's resilience to climate change

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DUSHANBE — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $30 million grant to help strengthen disaster risk management in Tajikistan and reduce economic losses due to climate change and disasters caused by natural hazards, the Bank said on November 30.

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Kazakhstan: President Tokayev approves action plan to implement his election program

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ASTANA — President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a decree approving the Action Plan for the implementation of his election program “Fair Kazakhstan – For All and For Everyone. Now and Forever”. The action plan, approved by a presidential Decree No.2 signed immediately after the presidential inauguration on November 26, covers three areas – Just State, Just Economy and Just Society. Its objective is to ensure the effective implementation of reforms aimed at further modernisation of Kazakhstan’s society and state, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported.

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Mirziyoyev, Japarov sign laws on Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, disputed water reservoir

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BISHKEK — The Uzbek and Kyrgyz presidents have signed into law several documents on the delimitation of their countries’ border, including an agreement on jointly managing the Kempir-Abad water reservoir, a hot-button issue between the two Central Asian nations, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reported.

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Kazakhstan president meets with French business community

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ASTANA — As part of his official visit to France, Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with French business community in Paris, his press service reported on November 30.

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EBRD forum to promote sustainable growth in Central Asia

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BISHKEK — The importance of Central Asia as a bridge for trade and cooperation between East and West, and its strong investment potential in sectors ranging from trade to energy and infrastructure, will be the main topics of the Central Asia Investment Forum (CAIF) taking place in Tokyo, Japan on December 1.

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Kazakhstan, China discuss trade, freight and air links

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ASTANA — Issues of strengthening Kazakhstan-China cooperation were discussed by Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov and Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang during bilateral negotiations via videoconferencing on November 29.

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Putin proposes creation of 'natural gas union' with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

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ASTANA — Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed creating a "gas union" with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to establish a mechanism to ship natural gas between the three countries and to other nations, including China, RFE/RL reported.

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Kazakhstan: UNDP, Ministry of Ecology open updated eco trail in Saty Gorge of Almaty region

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan — An eco trail named Tabighatqa Qulaq Sal (Hear Nature) was launched in the Saty Gorge of the Almaty region with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan. The name of the updated trail carries its key message – a call for understanding and unity with nature, caring for it and respecting it for the future of people and the planet, UNDP Kazakhstan reported on November 28.

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Kazakhstan and Russia hold a forum of interregional cooperation

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ASTANA — The heads of Kazakh and Russian regions, industrial government agencies and business representatives of the two countries took part in the 18th forum of interregional cooperation of Kazakhstan and Russia in the Russian city of Orenburg on November 28.

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Kazakhstan's president tells Putin Russia remains strategic partner

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ASTANA — Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Moscow remains Kazakhstan's main strategic partner despite public disagreements over the Kremlin's war in Ukraine, RFE/RL reported.

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Trial of anti-regime protesters opens in Uzbekistan

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TASHKENT — The trial of 22 people accused of undermining Uzbekistan's constitutional order by taking part in unprecedented anti-government protests earlier this year has opened in the southwestern city of Bukhara, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reported on November 28.

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Kyrgyzstan: Coal used in residential heating the main source of air pollution in Bishkek, UN report says

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BISHKEK — Improving how homes are heated is the most effective way to prevent deaths from poor air quality in the Kyrgyz capital, finds the first ever study of key air pollution sources and impacts for the city released recently.

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Schedule for January 14 Senate elections set in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA — Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission has approved the election schedule for Senate elections, which will be held on January 14, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported.

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Uzbekistan set to develop electric vehicle industry

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TASHKENT — In October, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev attended a presentation on the development of the electric vehicle industry in Uzbekistan. Based on the instructions given at that time, proposals were prepared for organizing the production of electric vehicles and increasing the number of charging stations in Uzbekistan. These proposals were discussed at a meeting chaired by the President last week, the president’s website reported.

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Austrian companies considering localization of production in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA — The foreign representative office of Kazakh Invest National Company in Europe, together with the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Austria, last week negotiated with Austrian companies on the potential placement of part of the production and implementation of investment projects in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Invest reported.

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Prestigious international book award announces winners of 2022 in London

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LONDON — For the first time since 2019, diplomats and experts from the art world have come together to support the continent's best writers. On 18th-19th of November, the Yunus Emre Institute (London) hosted the Hertfordshire Press Award Ceremony and Festival, established with the support of the Eurasian Creative Guild (London).

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Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey discuss Caspian transport routes development

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AKTAU, Kazakhstan — Deputy Prime Minister-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi and Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Kairbek Uskenbayev took part in a Ministerial meeting on Trans–Caspian connectivity on November 25. The foreign ministers and transport ministers of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey considered a number of issues on developing a set of measures to accelerate the development of international transport routes through the modernization of their functioning conditions and worked out practical steps to strengthen cooperation in the Caspian-Black Sea region, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported.

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Kyrgyzstan: Nutrition survey shows concerning levels of anemia and iron deficiency among children and women

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BISHKEK — The Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, together with UNICEF, FAO, WFP, WHO, Mercy Corps and USAID, earlier this month released the results of the National Integrated Micronutrient and Anthropometric Survey in the Kyrgyz Republic (NIMAS) – the first large-scale study on the nutritional status of children and women ever conducted in Kyrgyzstan. A total of 3,452 households were targeted and 3,062 were surveyed in all regions, with blood samples being analyzed by certified laboratories in Germany, Jordan and Tanzania. The study was designed to determine the micronutrient deficiencies and other nutrition issues that are affecting children aged 6-59 months and 5-9 years, adolescent girls aged 10-19 years, women of reproductive age 15-49 years and pregnant women, presenting the data by age groups and regions.

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Tajikistan: USAID, Aga Khan Foundation provide access to water and sanitation in Nosiri Khusrav district

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DUSHANBE — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), through the joint Thrive Tajikistan program, opened three new drinking water supply systems and two school latrines in Nosiri Khusrav district of Khatlon province. The drinking water systems will provide clean, reliable water to almost 800 households (around 3,600 people), and the new school latrines will provide access to improved sanitation to more than 700 schoolchildren and teachers, the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan said on November 25.

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Kazakhstan and Canada set to expand cooperation

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ASTANA — On November 25, the 5th plenary meeting of the Kazakh-Canadian Business Council was held, during which issues of bilateral trade were discussed. The event was aimed at exploring new business opportunities in Kazakhstan and Canada, as well as providing a platform for meetings with potential clients and business partners, the Kazakh Ministry of Trade and Integration reported.

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