Kyrgyzstan’s hydro potential- an advantage not yet fully capitalized

Being a country rich in hydropower resources, Kyrgyzstan is in the process of expanding its electricity production capacity. Thus, new investors were recently brought for the development of the Upper Naryn hydroelectric complex. Meanwhile, leaders of the countries involved in the CASA-1000 cross-border distribution project (Central Asia-South Asia power project) met recently, July 6, inContinue reading “Kyrgyzstan’s hydro potential- an advantage not yet fully capitalized”

The construction of China – Thailand railway goes forward

China has in its development strategy an initiative since 2013 called One Belt One Road (OBOR) which entails creating new economic corridors both on land and sea, uniting Asia with Africa and Europa. China wants to build infrastructure, capitalize resources and to create commercial routes between Beijing and the countries of Central Asia, Europe, AfricaContinue reading “The construction of China – Thailand railway goes forward”

The (semi)precious route of Central Asia. A glimpse into regional cooperation

On July 3rd, 2017, the President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, visited Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) for official talks with the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. During the meeting, one of the topics discussed was the joint implementation of large-scale transport projects, as well as regional economic cooperation1. Conversely, “Lapis Lazuli” plays its part in both areasContinue reading “The (semi)precious route of Central Asia. A glimpse into regional cooperation”

Ruta (semi)prețioasă a Asiei Centrale. Tendințele şi perspectivele cooperării regionale

În data de 3 iulie 2017, la Aşgabat (Turkmenistan), a avut loc întâlnirea oficială a Președintelui Afganistanului Mohammad Ashraf Ghani cu Președintele Turkmenistanului Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. În cadrul acesteia, unul dintre subiectele abordate a fost implementarea simultană a proiectelor de transport la scară largă, precum şi continuarea cooperării economice în regiune1. În acest context, “Lapis Lazuli”Continue reading “Ruta (semi)prețioasă a Asiei Centrale. Tendințele şi perspectivele cooperării regionale”

The Islamic Development Bank grants Turkmenistan a USD 273 mil. loan for a telecommunication networks development project

On July 3rd, 2017, the Islamic Development Bank granted Turkmenistan a USD 273 mil. loan facility for a major project for enhancing its telecommunication networks. The credit granted to Turkmenistan is part of a wider financing endeavour of the Islamic Development Bank. Thus, the members of the Board of Directors of the Bank, at the 320th meeting, on July 3rd,Continue reading “The Islamic Development Bank grants Turkmenistan a USD 273 mil. loan for a telecommunication networks development project”

TAP-500: The visit of the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Turkmenistan

On the 3rd of July 2017, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during an official visit in the Republic of Turkmenistan. Among the addressed topics, the following subjects were discussed: the projects regarding the transit of the electricity, oil and natural gas: energy transit project (500kVContinue reading “TAP-500: The visit of the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Turkmenistan”

Kazakhstan hosts an international exhibition on the future of energy with the participation of representatives of 100 countries

In November 2012, the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) had designated Astana, the capital city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as the venue to host Expo 2017. Astana EXPO 2017 is taking place between June 10 and September 10, 2017. The theme chosen for the Expo 2017 was „Future Energy” and, reflects one of the greatestContinue reading “Kazakhstan hosts an international exhibition on the future of energy with the participation of representatives of 100 countries”