Uzbek internet consumers are enjoying higher speeds and lower rates because the government considers quality internet access a strategic priority.
The cost in money and time will be difficult to estimate, bankers and market analysts say.
Every August, attendees at the traditional Gavun Bayramy festival are seeing more of the sweet fruits, residents of the country say.
Every oblast is experiencing power shortages, so Uzbekistan is developing solar and other alternative energies and sees such projects as an avenue toward economic independence.
Tajikistan intends to fight corruption and raise its economic standing by introducing one-stop customs formalities.
The country wants to share its mountainous splendours and cultural and religious sites with foreigners.
Rising wholesale prices have made beans profitable for Kyrgyz farmers.
The country, now exporting gas in three directions, wants to ship gas directly to Europe.
A business-registration website is one way the country over the past couple of years has made starting a business easier.
The tax system and government incentives are helpful, business owners say, but they still face obstacles.
Conclusion of spring planting has hopes sprouting for a good harvest.
Drip and spray irrigation and minimum tillage and no-till farming are strategies designed to improve crop yields and incomes, all with as little effect on the environment as possible.
Archaeologists petition to have the excavated ruins declared a World Heritage Site, which could boost tourism in the region.
As Kyrgyzstan is preparing for this year's tourist season, the government hopes for an increase in tourist numbers and revenues to help fill government coffers.
The country is pursuing some innovations that will help create more favourable business and investment conditions in the provinces.
The country honours women responsible for feeding its citizens.
The CCI is working to protect Kyrgyz industries' reputation abroad and is looking for new export opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses.
The country intends to develop its civil aviation sector by making more services available for customers and increasing flight safety.
Last year, the tourism sector saw a 16% increase, with almost 2m foreigners visiting the country.
In the coming 5 years the country is expected to need more workers with technical training.
Authorities want to achieve their aim by attracting private firms to the construction business and selling plots of land for housing, analysts say.
With its long winters, winter tourism ventures could be very profitable for the country, analysts say.