By Diana Aliyeva – Trend: Uzbekistan's energy company Uzbekenergo supplied 44.9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity to the regions in January-October 2017, which is by 3.1 billion kilowatt-hours more than in the same period of 2016, Ruzikul Raimov, deputy chairman of the company’s board, said.
You could call it "Extreme Makeover: Central Asian Edition." Today, among the five post-Soviet republics that make up the region, there are heartening signs of political dynamism and a newfound drive for integration.
By Diana Aliyeva–Trend: The Central Asian International Scientific-Practical Conference “The 25 years of Water Cooperation in Central Asia: Achievements, Lessons Learnt and Future Outlook” will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on November 23-24.
Millions of Kyrgyz and Uzbek citizens are enjoying the improved relationship between their countries after years of frozen diplomacy.
ECONOMIC TIMES: Central Asia is a region of unique opportunities and has huge unrealized potential, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the international conference "Central Asia: One Past and a Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity" held on November 10-11 in the historic city of Samarkand.
worldview.stratfor.com: Uzbekistan is taking another small step away from its isolationist past. On Nov. 7, Uzbekistan and neighboring Tajikistan reached a preliminary agreement to rejoin their power supply networks. According to the head of the department for strategic development of Uzbek state energy company Uzbekenergo, the country is ready to activate the 500-kilovolt line as well as the four 200-kilovolt lines built between the Uzbek and Tajik power grids. The announcement indicates relations are warming between Uzbekistan and its neighbors under Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Kyrgyzstan is the main foreign trade partner of Uzbekistan among the CIS countries. This is stated in the materials of the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
arkansasonline.com -- Sukhrob Sobirov was 20 when he left Uzbekistan with his parents and sister in 2009 and immigrated to the U.S. through a visa lottery program.
The Central Asian countries are continuing improving their economic situation to facilitate foreign business partners to do their business in the region, recent World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business 2018 said. According to the report, Uzbekistan, of all the Central Asian states, boasts the most improved economy and made the top ten list of "most improved economies in the world in 2016-17".
Recently Kaktus Media, a Bishkek-based news outlet, compiled a map of the countries, outgoing President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev had insulted during his presidency.