• KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
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  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%
  • KGS/USD = 0.01126 0%
  • KZT/USD = 0.00226 0%
  • TJS/USD = 0.09196 0.77%
  • UZS/USD = 0.00008 0%

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Several injured in Moscow as taxi driven by Kyrgyz national strikes pedestrians

BISHKEK (TCA) — Moscow police say a taxi driver whose car plowed into pedestrians and injured soccer fans near Red Square on June 16 reported that he fell asleep and confused his brake and gas pedals, RFE/RL reported. Continue reading

The high toll of traffic injuries in Central Asia: unacceptable and preventable

BISHKEK (TCA) — Central Asian countries, and Kazakhstan in particular, have high numbers of road traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries every year. The problem can be solved by joint efforts of the governments and the public, and introduction of international best practices in the road traffic safety sphere. We are presenting this article by Aliya Karakulova, Senior Operations Officer, Transport and ICT for Central Asia, China, and Mongolia, at the World Bank Central Asia Regional Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The article was originally published on the World Bank website: Continue reading

Smog over Kyrgyzstan capital city: causes, effects, and solutions

BISHKEK (TCA) — Air pollution has become one of the most discussed topics in Bishkek. A shroud of smog over Kyrgyzstan’s capital has become stronger in recent years, and it is clearly visible when looking at the city from above, even from villages located to the south Bishkek, at the foot of the mountains. Continue reading

At least 52 Uzbekistan citizens killed in bus fire in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (TCA) — At least 52 people have been killed in a fire that broke out on a bus in Kazakhstan’s northwestern Aqtobe region, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. Continue reading

China’s Huawei to implement Smart City project in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK (TCA) — On January 11 in Bishkek, the government of Kyrgyzstan and China’s Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd signed an investment agreement for implementation of the Smart City project aimed at strengthening security in the country, including a decrease in the number of road traffic accidents and response to terrorist and criminal threats, the government’s press service said. Implementation of the project will last one and a half years, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said at the signing ceremony. The total amount of investments will be US $60 million. The Smart City project will be implemented in the capital Bishkek and Osh, the country’s second-largest city in the south, as well as on the motor roads Bishkek-Osh and Bishkek-Cholpon-Ata (Issyk-Kul), and on the road connecting Bishkek and the city’s Manas International Airport. The Chinese companies Huawei and Beijing China Veterans Lingxin Capital Management, as well as the domestic Aka Minerals and Mining LLC, will invest in the Smart City project in Kyrgyzstan, 24.kg news agency reported. The Kyrgyz Government believes that the implementation of the project will maximize security on the streets and roads of Kyrgyz cities, major thoroughfares of the capital city, at intersections, in public places, and will help to more quickly resolve controversial situations that arise from traffic accidents, and effectively deal with criminal and terrorist threats.

EBRD helps promote safe and sustainable roads in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE (TCA) — As more than 1.3 million people worldwide are killed in traffic accidents each year (with 90% of them in low-income countries such as Tajikistan), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), together with the Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) and the Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT), is running a road safety media and public awareness campaign in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe to promote the use of seat belts and highlight the benefits of eco-driving, the EBRD press office reported on December 14. Passengers are twice as likely to die in a crash if they are not wearing a seat belt. But the use of seat belts in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, is rare. Research carried out by the EBRD and its road safety partners revealed that fewer than one in eight drivers or passengers there actually wear them. Nearly two thirds of vehicles have seat belts that either do not work or cannot be reached by passengers. As part of the campaign, posters, leaflets and billboards now inundate the city’s streets, illustrating the benefits of wearing a seat belt as well as saving fuel and protecting the environment through eco-driving. Striking video messages are now playing on Tajik television as part of the campaign, showing the fatal consequences of not wearing a seat belt even on short journeys and at low speeds. The campaign also stresses the benefits of eco-driving, rare amongst the city’s commuters. Through colourful video animations, it explains that more efficient driving not only leads to lower carbon emissions and accident rates but also decreases fuel consumption – protecting the environment and cutting costs for motorists. Creating a memorable road safety campaign is only half the battle. Education, solid stringent legislation and police enforcement are also key. The project will see road safety education delivered to hundreds of school pupils to help improve their safety as pedestrians and will see the development of a ‘Youth Road Inspectors’ programme. Local transport companies are already providing training on eco-driving skills and hosting awareness seminars, attracting an impressive turnout. The country’s traffic police is also committed to the initiative and announced that new sanctions and enforcement regimes are being introduced for non-use of seat belts. Final results will be assessed at the end of the campaign in 2018 to determine whether attitudes to seat belts and wearing rates have changed. But the transformation is already underway. Over 50 key stakeholders attended the media campaign launch last month including the Deputy Mayor of Dushanbe, Mr Qurbon Saidzoda, and the Deputy Head of the Republican Traffic Police Mr Abdusattor Kholov. Jamshed Rahmonberdiev of the EBRD Resident Office in Tajikistan welcomed participants and spoke of the Bank’s strong commitment to reducing road casualties in the region. He emphasised that road safety is mandatory in all Bank investment projects. “Tajikistan has a very fast growing motorisation rate. 80% increase in CO2 emissions from transport is projected by 2030 if nothing is done,” he said. “EBRD investments are helping...

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