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Kyrgyzstan

15.03.2017

Within the framework of the national strategy for sustainable development of Kyrgyzstan, the country has increased the financing of pre-school education programs 19-fold. According to the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science, the volume of funding of pre-school education allocated from the republican budget was increased from KGS12.3 million (about $178,000) in 2015 to KGS229.9 million (over $3 million) in 2016. In other words, the growth of the funding volumes was slightly less than 19 times.

 

15.03.2017

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) will allocate an investment loan in the amount of $110 million to the Kyrgyz government. The funds will be spent on the project for completion and commissioning of the second hydroelectric unit of of the Kambarata HPP-2. As reported by the press service of the bank, the corresponding agreement was signed by chairman of the board of the bank Dmitry Pankin and Kyrgyzstan's finance minister Adylbek Kasymaliev. This financial loan will be allocated from the funds of the Eurasian Development and Stabilization Fund.

 

14.03.2017

Since 2012, Kyrgyzstan has witnessed an 1.5-fold decrease in the number of tourist operators and agencies registered in the republic: from 81 to 55 operators. Chief specialist for consumer market statistics under the Department of Trade Statistics Baktygul Supataeva reported this information during the press conference in Bishkek on March 10. She also added that this fact is explained by the process of consolidation and enlargement of tour operators and agencies; many small structures in this industry have simply closed.

 

13.03.2017

In January-February 2017, the economy of Kyrgyzstan grew by 5.4 percent as compared to the same period of 2016. As a result, the country's GDP amounted to KGS52 billion. Head of the Statistical Information Dissemination and Summary Department of the National Statistical Committee Chinara Turdubaeva reported this information at the press conference on March 10. According to the Committee, in the first two months of 2017, Kyrgyzstan produced industrial products totaling more than KGS29 billion, which is 22.9 percent more than during the same period of 2016.

 

13.03.2017

In Kyrgyzstan, scientists from the Institute of Ethnography and Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Novosibirsk State University have found evidence that ancient people lived in Central Asia 20,000 years ago. The news was reported by the press service of the NSU with a reference to Svetlana Schneider, a co-author of the study and employee of the joint laboratory “Paleoecology and Geoarchaeology” at the Novosibirsk State University and the IAET SB RAS.

10.03.2017

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev supported the initiative to dissolve the country's parliament. This happened during the ceremony of presenting awards to cultural and scientific figures. The head of state said, “Dear deputies, as they say, a crow will not pick out another crow's eyes. So maybe you should support Torobayev and dissolve? Otherwise, respect the law and think about the future of the country; constantly work for the good of the people. Have fear of God! Maybe you do not need the truth, but our people really need this truth.

10.03.2017

On March 7, Japan's extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Uzbekistan Nobuaki Ito signed a grant contract on small-scale social projects in the framework of the Japanese government's program on gratuitous assistance. As reported by the press service of the Japanese embassy in Kyrgyzstan, the Ambassador awarded grants to various health and education institutions. Three grants were allocated for Tashkent and Namangan regional oncological dispensaries, and another three were provided to the children's clinic in Tashkent.

 

10.03.2017

During the Bishkek-based meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, its participants adopted a number of decisions. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sioronbai Jeenbekov reported this information during the final press conference. In particular, he noted that President Almazbek Atambayev, as the chairman of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, had previously sent an appeal to the heads of the EEU states, proposing to devote this year to the creation of favorable conditions for the development of business in the Eurasian space.

08.03.2017

The leadership of Kazakhstan expresses its concern about the insufficient level of customs administration and the risks of the transit of Chinese goods through the territory of Kyrgyzstan. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev made such a statement while delivering a speech at the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Bishkek on March 7. “In particular, this is evidenced by the 9.5-fold growth of transit traffic by road to Kazakhstan in 2016.

08.03.2017

The EU will allocate EUR555,000 to Kyrgyzstan, which will be spent on implementing the project on counteracting and preventing corruption. The press service of the European Union in Bishkek reported on March 7 that the project will be launched before the end of March 2017. “The project on strengthening the measures to prevent and counteract corruption in Kyrgyzstan will be officially launched on March 9 in Bishkek, with the participation of representatives of the Council of Europe and a number of relevant state structures of the country,” the press release says.