The Uzbek government has issued a decree aimed at completely ending the practice of forced labor in the Central Asian country.
The Ministry of textile industry of Turkmenistan has summed up the results of the international tender for the construction of a new textile complex for processing 5,000 tons of fine-fibrous cotton per year in the Babadaykhan etrap (district) of the Akhal velayat (region).
Uzbekistan's first railway tunnel, built by a Chinese company in 900 days, is contributing to the country's economic development which in turn is improving people's living standards, increasing ethnic unity and helping fight terrorism in Central Asia, observers said.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on April 24 completed his two-day visit to Uzbekistan. It was a reciprocal trip of the Turkmen leader - he was invited to visit Tashkent during his counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Ashgabat, the first, by the way, foreign visit of the newly elected president of Uzbekistan. Perhaps the main result of the visit was that modern technologies were used in its coverage: the ceremony at the airport and the joint press conference of the presidents were broadcasted through the Uzbek leader personal page in Facebook.
Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev accused the current President of corruption and country's return to authoritarianism, golosbishkeka.com reported.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have agreed to provide an $88m financing package to upgrade the Qairokkum hydropower plant (QHPP) and improve electricity supply in Tajikistan.
Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, clearly cannot forget about his, now past, role of the president. He positions himself as the main politician of the state, gives advice as an "elder brother" of Sooronbai Jeenbekov -- the current president of Kyrgyzstan and still flies aboard the presidential plane. Another thing that also hasn’t changed -- he still drinks as much alcohol as when he was the president.
A recent slew of firings may mark a real split between current Kyrgyz President Jeenbekov and his predecessor Atambayev.
BISHKEK (TCA) — On April 7, Kyrgyzstan marked the eighth anniversary of the April People's Revolution. It was the second revolution in the history of independent Kyrgyzstan, which took place in April 2010. The first one was on March 24, 2005.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched its annual Free The Press campaign on April 2, seeking to raise awareness about Azimjan Askarov, who is imprisoned in Kyrgyzstan, and four other "intrepid" reporters behind bars in other countries.