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In 2017, 20,000 households in Kyrgyzstan will be connected to the gas supply system. According to the press service of the government, the company “Gazprom Kyrgyzstan” fully complies with the previously undertaken obligations, informing about the upcoming plans for gasification of Kyrgyzstan. In addition, the government also reported that the deliveries of Russian natural gas to the republic were carried out at $165 per 1,000 cubic meters from October 2014, and at $150 per 1,000 cubic meters from April 2016.



On February 2, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev heard the report of Prime Minister of the Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov on the results of the country's integration in the EEU (Eurasian Economic Union). “Since the beginning of the integration process, Kyrgyzstan has achieved very significant results in the EEU. The major achievement is simplification of the procedures for employment of migrants, resulting in improvement of the social living conditions for their families.


On February 1, Prime-Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov participated in the ceremony of commissioning of the new enterprise “Trans Textiles,” which took place in the territory of Chui District (Chui Province). According to the press service of the government, the opening of this enterprise can be regarded as a clear indication of efficient activity of the Kyrgyz-Russian Development Fund. “This event was significant not only for Chui Province, but also for the entire country.


Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy has drafted a law that provides for introduction of a number of changes to the Tax Code of the Republic. The draft document was published on the official website of the national parliament, which will consider it in the near future. According to the changes, it is planned to increase to the tax rate on cars 1.4 to 4-fold, depending on engine size and year of production. First of all, it is expected to increase the rates for motor vehicles with an engine volume exceeding 3,000 cubic centimeters, and for vehicles that have been produced less than 15 years ago.


At Kyrgyzstan's largest market “Dordoi,” only 12,000 container-type market places remain as of today, while previously their number reached 18,000 containers. However, the republic's government believes that the decline in trade is seasonal. “The Kyrgyz government apparatus would like to clarify that 6,000 out of the 18,000 containers located in the “Dordoi” trade and market complex have been closed due to the lowered trading volumes,” the government statement reads.



In February 2017, Kyrgyzstan expects the prices for fuel and lubricants to go down by KGS2-2.5 per liter due to the introduction of the unified railway tariffs. As reported by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers, such a forecast was given by head of the department of investments and economy of the government apparatus Nikolai Chuikov on January 30.


In 2018, within a special state program, Kyrgyzstan's “National Center for AIDS” will for the first time conduct a study needed to obtain the statistics of AIDS and HIV among labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan. Head of this organization Ulan Kadyrkulov announced the news at a press conference held on January 27. According to him, the living conditions of the Kyrgyz citizens working abroad have a negative effect on the risk of infection.



Since independence, Kyrgyzstan has received more than $9.2 billion as financial support from the donor countries and international financial institutions. Deputy Prime Minister Oleg Pankratov reported this information was in the Parliament of the Republic on January 27. In total, since 1992, Kyrgyzstan has signed 372 credit and grant agreements with donor countries and international financial institutions.



On January 27, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev signed a decree authorizing the publication of the official text of the republic's new constitution in the local media. Worth recalling, on December 22, 2016, the country held a referendum on the proposed changes to the constitution, according to which the powers of the Prime Minister will be strengthened. According to the official data, 42 percent of voters participated in the referendum, and 79.6 percent of them voted in favor of changing the Constitution.



In accordance with the decree of President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, the Armed Forces of the Republic have undergone a change of structure: a new unit called “Ground Forces” has been formed. The press service of the President reported the news on January 25, noting that the new troops will report directly to the General Staff. The appointment of the head of the Land Forces and his removal from office will be carried out on the proposal of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic.