A free economic zone (FEZ) “Namangan” was created in Uzbekistan, according to the decree of the Uzbek head of state.
China will connect Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with one 450-kilometer road. A big project has been discussed for several years. According to the Kyrgyz media the developer is a Chinese company China Road. However, the financial part is still unclear. So far, China has allotted to Kyrgyzstan 30 million Chinese yuan.
The trade turnover between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is growing at an accelerated pace.
The agents of the National Security Service of Uzbekistan have stopped an attempt to smuggle $5.3 million into Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik Uzbekistan reported referring to the "Uzbekistan 24" TV channel.
Tajikistan increased electricity exports to Uzbekistan from the second half of the year, Asia-Plus reported.
The World Bank (WB) and Uzbekistan are preparing eight projects for a total of about $ 1 billion, according to the bank's head Jim Yong Kim, Podrobno.uz reported.
Kyrgyzstan has temporarily banned imports of animals and products of animal origin from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz media reported Aug. 30.
Meeting in the Kazakh port city of Aqtau, the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan have signed a new convention on the legal status of the resource-rich Caspian Sea -- a matter disputed between the five neighbors for more than 20 years.
The glass producing enterprise in the Ovadandepe town of the Akhal region of Turkmenistan has concluded contracts with consumers from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper writes.
Gas supply in Kyrgyzstan has increased from 22 percent in 2014 to 30 percent in 2018, Tazabek.kg reports referring to the press service of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan LLC.