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The capital city is in desperate need of a congestion-busting solution. City hall in the capital of Kazakhstan has announced that a project to build a congestion-busting light railway transit system has been put on hold for the foreseeable future.

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Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.

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Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.

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Ex-Soviet Turkmenistan's strongman leader broke ground on a new and presently nameless city close to the capital Ashgabat Wednesday.

oilspotdrillKazakhstan has lots of oil, but it’s hard to reach and doesn’t fetch the best prices. We explain.

modalsofchineseBefore China began courting Southeast Asia with infrastructure investments through its Belt and Road Initiative, Japan was the region's top development financier.

china silk roadOn a windswept steppe in southwestern Kazakhstan, the new Chinese-backed cement plant on the outskirts of the village of Shieli stands as a gleaming symbol to some of the Central Asian country's industrialisation.

too dp ortalykNo firm date has been set for the IPO, however

shellRoyal Dutch Shell Plc dropped plans to purchase a stake in KazMunayGas National Co. after a due diligence process that included discussions about the risk of corruption at the Kazakh state oil company, people with knowledge of the matter said.

kazportWith the outlines of its six idle cranes obscured by thick fog and pouring rain, Kazakhstan's Caspian seaport Aktau seems an unlikely stop on China's much-hyped new silk road.


 

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