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China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway: start of construction in 2024?

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway: start of construction in 2024?

By Kuban Andymen BISHKEK: On December 28, 2023, the head of Kyrgyzstan’s National Investment Agency announced the commencement of the construction of the “China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan” railway in 2024. This railway is intended to be a crucial part of the new Eurasian railway corridor, as stated in a material by Boris Kushkov, working in the Korea and […]

2.5-million-year-old camel skull discovered in Tajikistan

2.5-million-year-old camel skull discovered in Tajikistan

By Kuban Andymen DUSHANBE: Paleontologists from Russia and Tajikistan have made a unique discovery in the Kuruk Say ravine (Tajikistan) – the complete skull of a camel from the early Pleistocene period (2.5 million years ago). The find is highly valuable since usually only separate parts of the skull or bones are discovered, whereas this […]

Kyrgyzstan invites China’s Sinomach to set up electric vehicle assembly plant

Kyrgyzstan invites China’s Sinomach to set up electric vehicle assembly plant

By Kuban Andymen BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Economy and Commerce Daniyar Amangeldiev said that China might consider the possibility of establishing assembly production and dealership networks in the Central Asian state. During talks in Beijing with the Chairman of the Board of China Hi-tech New Energy Auto Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Sinomach Corporation, […]

Tajikistan sounds alarm as dust storms increase

Tajikistan sounds alarm as dust storms increase

By Kuban Andymen DUSHANBE: Dushanbe has sounded the alarm after the National Hydrometeorology Agency of Tajikistan recorded 49 days with dust storms or persistent haze in the country over the last four months. Tajikistan has almost no major sources of dust storms, but they invade from other countries, which has prompted the local authorities to […]

Kazakhstan warns of possible drought in Central Asia

Kazakhstan warns of possible drought in Central Asia

By Kuban Abdymen KOSTANAY: The shortage of water resources in Central Asia may lead to a decrease in crop yields, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said. Speaking at the forum of interregional cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia in Kostanay, Tokayev warned that problems such as drought, as well as floods in the Central Asian region, could […]

Taliban vying for position of Afghan representative at UN

Taliban vying for position of Afghan representative at UN

By Kuban Abdymen KABUL: A representative of the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, has requested that Afghanistan’s seat at the United Nations be handed over to the current government of Afghanistan. He stated that refusing to transfer the seat to the Islamic Emirate would be an affront to the Afghan people. “This organization [the UN] has its […]

Uzbekistan, U.S. continue to discuss fate of Afghan aircraft

Uzbekistan, U.S. continue to discuss fate of Afghan aircraft

By Kuban Andymen TASHKENT: The authorities of Uzbekistan and the United States continue negotiations about the fate of over 45 military aircraft and helicopters that were transported to Uzbekistan from Afghanistan in August 2021. “I can only say that we continue to work with the government of Uzbekistan on the question of the final disposition […]

UN Climate Center in Turkmenistan to be useful for all of Central Asia

UN Climate Center in Turkmenistan to be useful for all of Central Asia

By Kuban Andymen BISHKEK: Permanent Coordinator of the UN in Turkmenistan Dmitry Shlapachenko confirmed that the establishment of the Regional Center for Climate Technologies for Central Asia in Turkmenistan is progressing steadily. This initiative by Turkmenistan is very important for the UN, as the Central Asian region is considered one of the most vulnerable to […]

Afghan Kushtepa channel – Disaster for Central Asia?

Afghan Kushtepa channel – Disaster for Central Asia?

By Kuban Andymen BISHKEK: Videos have appeared on social media that purportedly show the construction process by the Taliban of the “Kushtepa Canal” intended to divert water from the Amu Darya, a transboundary river on which Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan heavily depend. The Novf24.uz portal gathered opinions of experts who responded to the question: “How […]

Kazakh president stresses importance of US ratification of protocol on nuclear-free Central Asia

Kazakh president stresses importance of US ratification of protocol on nuclear-free Central Asia

By Kuban Andymen ASTANA: Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has emphasized the importance of the United States ratifying the Protocol on Negative Security Assurances to the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia (CANWFZ). Tokayev emphasized the call during the “Central Asia-USA” summit while meeting with President Joe Biden, Kazinform reports. The Protocol has been […]

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