500 meters constructed from the Fergana Valley side and about a 1.5 kilometers from Angren. Remaining: 17 kilometers. A insider wishing to remain anonymous told Uznews.net that about two kilometers of a future tunnel under the Kirchik Pass has been built. The 19-km rail tunnel is due to be finished by the middle of 2016.
Admission offices in Uzbekistan have released figures on the enrollment process for the 2014/2015 school year. According to the State Test Center on average there are 9.36 persons applying for each college spot this year – and while tax and law careers are losing their previous popularity, medical and acting are enjoying increased demand.
Father Dimitriy, chair of the Missionary Commission at the Diocesan Council in Moscow, spoke at a roundtable in the Russian parliament, asking legislators to support a project to create translations of the New Testament into the languages of Central Asia.