With Russia’s economy collapsing
The spread of ebola virus remains a threat to Central Asia, where resources and medical care are scarce to handle such an epidemic. While governments are doing their best to screen at ports of entry, it will take both luck and prevention to keep the region ebola free.
Gold mining in Kyrgyzstan is notoriously difficult, plagued by intense conflicts, labour disputes, and potential environmental damage. But it offers the best chance of offering jobs to a desperate populace.
In addition to possessing the world’s fourth largest natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan has massive quantities of sand desert and 300 days of sunlight a year, making it a prime market to participate in the solar energy economy.