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Over RUB 660bn on World Cup preparation in Russia
In the next five years, at least RUB 664.1bn (€15.1bn) will be spent from the federal and regional coffers as well as by private investors under preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Initially, officials of ... more »

6,134 MW of new generating capacity were activated within the UES of Russia in 2012

Russia is one of the world’s top producers of electrical energy. In 2012, Russia’s total electricity generating capacity increased by 2.2% year o year, reaching 223.1 GW, ranking fourth globally, just ... more»
2013-06-24
 

Government programmes a boost for construction industry in 2012

In 2012, the industry was fuelled largely by projects deployed within state-supported development programmes, whereas private entities remained reluctant to launch new initiatives. The government targeted programmes aimed at modernising ... more»
2013-04-12
 

State-funded civil engineering projects important for Russian construction industry in the near future

In the near term, the Russian construction industry will be driven largely by state-funded civil engineering projects, mostly developing the country’s transport and heavy industry infrastructure, particularly in regions with ... more»
2013-02-21
 

Russia loses in international transport infrastructure rankings

In the World Economic Forum’s 2012-2013 Global Competitiveness Report, Russia was in the 101st place out of 144 countries in terms of the quality of overall infrastructure (71st in 2009). In terms of the quality ... more»
2013-01-25
 

Kazakh civil engineering construction to revive in late 2012

Civil engineering construction output in Kazakhstan is expected to present a healthy result in 2012 despite a small contraction during the first eight months. Government programs and private investments in infrastructure ... more»
2012-12-10
 

Russian government plans to approve 21 so-called Road Maps by mid-2013

In the first half of 2012, the industry was boosted mostly by projects funded by the public sector, whereas private entities remained reluctant to commence new initiatives. The government infrastructure programmes ... more»
2012-12-10
 

Ukrainian construction market to decrease again in 2012

In 2011, a decline in construction activity was observed in eight of the 27 administrative units of Ukraine, highlighting a substantial improvement if compared with their performance witnessed a year earlier, when ... more»
2012-11-26
 

FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia stimulates investments in the region

Russian transportation infrastructure prepared for the 2018 World Cup will be constructed and modernised on a large scale. A total of more than 7,000 km of new roads will have to be built. By the time of the tournament, ... more»
2012-11-26
 

Construction sector in CIS in good shape despite the economy's slowdown

Despite turbulence in the Eurozone and overall global slowdown in the first months of 2012, the CIS regional economy performed surprisingly well. The construction industry continued to expand at a moderate pace during ... more»
2012-10-18
 

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