Last week review

Politics Materials 19 March 2007 12:00

12 March

•EBRD announced plans of investing into energy capacity until 2008

•Negotiations on gas transportation to Europe commenced in Turkmenistan

•IFC and Bank Respublika concluded credit agreement

13 March

•Functions of Azerbaijan's Finance Ministry Expanded

•Activities of Azerkimya State Company's enterprises ceased

•Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan held meeting on issues of Azerkimya

•• Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia discussed joint audit of bio-resources of Caspian

•Meeting took place in State Committee for Management of State Property with heads of industrial enterprises

•BP Company held press-conference

14 March

•Transport Ministry of Azerbaijan prepared development program of railways

•New national strategy for fight against corruption and raise of transparency commenced to be devised

•Structural changes took place in State Oil Company of Azerbaijan

•Parliamentary Committee of Georgia approved project of railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Kars

•Communications Ministry of Azerbaijan and World Bank concluded co-operation agreement

•UNISEF defined amount of finances for projects in Azerbaijan until 2009

•EBRD joined shares of Azerbaijani Company UniLeasing

•Arrest of all accounts of Azerkimya released

15 March

•New head of SOCAR's Azneft OGPU appointed

•Azerenerji commenced constructing new module electric power station

•Nihad Motors delivered new passengers buses to Baku

•IFC and Azerbaijani Rabitabank signed credit agreement

•• Azerbaijan ceased ban on import of poultry products from Russia and Turkey

•Preliminary results of monitoring showed absence of bird flu in Azerbaijan

•Realization of second phase of institutional development of State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan began

16 March

•SOCAR sold next oil consignment from Ceyhan Port to New Zealand Company

•Report of Azerbaijan Government for 2006 heard in Parliament

•Government of Azerbaijan began preparing State budget and aggregate budget for 2008

17 March

•Azerbaijani specialists got familiarized with European practice to assess impacts of State programs

•International Finance Corporation announced its readiness to participate in privatizing State banks of Azerbaijan

•State Veterinary Service announced absence of bird flu in Azerbaijan