Aga Khan Foundation is ready to begin reconstruction of airport in Naryn in April 2012
Bishkek, January 17 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Babanov met today with Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, the Aga Khan Development Network Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic. The information policy department of the Kyrgyz Government’s office reports.
N. Mawani congratulated O. Babanov on assuming the office of Prime Minister and wished him success in his work. The AKDN Representative also said the Aga Khan Foundation is interested in further cooperation with the Government of Kyrgyzstan. She also gave the Prime Minister congratulation of the Prince Aga Khan on his election as Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The AKDN Representative told that the Aga Khan Foundation will continue its previously launched projects in Kyrgyzstan, in 2012 the Foundation plans to launch a number of investment projects. In particular, reconstruction of the airport in Naryn, investing in telecommunications sector in the republic, completion of the University of Central Asia in Naryn oblast, as well as construction of the Aga Khan Academy in Bishkek.
The representatives of the Aga Khan Foundation presented the Prime Minister the Naryn airport reconstruction project and architectural plan of the University of Central Asia in Naryn oblast.
According to N. Mawani, Aga Khan Foundation has been successfully working in telecommunications sector in the markets of Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The Foundation can also do the same job in Kyrgyzstan. Speaking of the Aga Khan Academy, she noted that the new school will be a boarding school. Children of preschool and school age will study there. Children can get education according to international standards due to the curriculum of international baccalaureate program.
Expressing gratitude to the Aga Khan Foundation for their active cooperation, O. Babanov asked to consider the possibility of giving preferential micro-credits to Kyrgyz farmers. O. Babanov also said that tribal and seed farms are planned to be built in all regions of the country with the support of USAID and Aga Khan Foundation also can take part in implementation of these projects.
"For its part, the Government is ready to fully support the above-mentioned initiatives and projects aimed at improving infrastructure in regions of Kyrgyzstan, increasing potential of local communities and improve well-being of the population", said the Prime Minister.