Breaking news Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:24:46 +0600 60 Isakov discusses cooperation in digital development and health care with Japanese delegation Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sapar Isakov discussed today a wide range of issues of cooperation with deputy of the upper house of Japan, chairman of the Asian Forum on Population and Development Keizo Takemi, including holding fair and transparent elections, public health services, as well as implementing of programs "Forty steps to a new era" and “Taza Koom", the government’s press service reported.

Sapar Isakov said that the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic highly appreciates the effectiveness of cooperation with Japan, including as partners in democracy and development.

"Japan's assistance is efficient and timely. We are grateful for the provision of technical assistance in 2015 for holding parliamentary elections using modern technologies. We also intend to hold fair and transparent presidential elections in October this year," the Prime Minister said.

Isakov also told about plans for the implementation of the Government's programs " Forty steps to a new era" and "Taza Koom".

"The government is working hard on projects of digitalization of the state and society, improving the provision of public services online, reducing the human factor in relations between state bodies and citizens, which in the future. At the end of 2018, the government will become fully electronic (digital), paper workflow will decrease, and the speed of decision-making will increase. Our steps will lead to greater openness and transparency in the work of state bodies," Sapar Isakov said.

He also said that the Government will work closely with development partners to attract technical assistance on various aspects of implementation of above-mentioned programs.

Keizo Takemi, in turn, said that the Government of Japan has also chosen the construction of an information system of the state and the development of the IT sector as one of the priorities.

"We believe that the Government has chosen a very important direction of work. We are ready to support its implementation at all stages, including planning, implementation and provision of financial support," Keizo Takemi said. He further noted the importance of cooperation in the field of health, in particular, increasing the budget for improving the health of citizens.

Sapar Isakov confirmed the intention of the Government to pay special attention to health care.

"At present, on the instructions of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, under my personal control, the Oncology Center in Bishkek is fully modernized, including the renovation of infrastructure and equipment. We intend to implement the same projects in cardiology. The renewed infrastructure and advanced training of doctors, along with the improvement of their working conditions, should lead to an increase in the population's access to complex, costly and high-quality operations, and the provision of quality services in the field of diagnostics and treatment. We hope that these priority measures will positively affect the health of citizens, "the Prime Minister concluded.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:08:55 +0600
Kyrgyz artist creates portrait of President of Uzbekistan from nails and threads Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. Artist Azamat Zhanaliev, next work, dedicated to the friendship of nations, is a portrait in the technique of string-art from nails and threads of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the artist wrote a post on his Facebook account.

He wrote that the picture is almost ready. He needs only to hand it over to the President of Uzbekistan.

Prior to that, Azamat Zhanaliev made exclusive pictures of such well-known personalities as Chyngyz Aitmatov, Akhmat Kadyrov, Vladimir Putin, Peter I, sheikhs of the United Arab Emirates and Mongolia's President Haltmaagiin Battulga. The artist has patented his works.

String art is one of the trends in creativity, based on nails and threads. In fact, String art is pulling threads between nails, nailed to a solid surface. To create such a picture it is required: a board, threads, nails, a hammer and a sketch.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:42:03 +0600
Sapar Isakov: Business is locomotive and backbone of country's economic development Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. Business is the main locomotive and support of the country's socio-economic development, Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said congratulating entrepreneurs on a professional holiday.

He said that, business contributes to creating new jobs, forming a budget, attracting investments, mastering new technologies, expanding the market of goods and services, and, as a result, increasing competitiveness and diversification of the country's economy. Entrepreneurs develop various spheres of economy and contribute to the solution of many social problems.

Isakov said that the government is making efforts to support entrepreneurship, in particular, improving regulatory legal acts, reducing administrative barriers, regulatory fiscal burdens, and increasing access to financial resources.

"A constant dialogue is conducted with business to achieve a balance of interests. Measures are being taken for full-scale access to the Eurasian market, which opens wide opportunities for free movement of goods, services, capital and labor," the report said.

The prime minister said that within the framework of implementation of the program "Forty steps to a new era" the government intends to create "a favorable environment and incentives for adaptation to new economic realities, to bring enterprises to a new level."

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:48:19 +0600
Bishkek is included in top 10 cities of CIS for travelling in autumn of 2017 Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017. /Kabar/. Bishkek is included in the top 10 cities of the CIS for travelling in autumn of 2017. The rating of cities was made up by TurStat analytical agency.

Thus, Minsk, Astana, Baku, Yerevan, Almaty, Tashkent, Ashgabat, Kiev, Chisinau and Bishkek are the top ten most popular tourist cities of the CIS in the autumn of this year.

The rating is based on the results of the analysis of data of online booking systems for accommodation facilities for tourists.

According to data of Turstat, tourists visit Bishkek in the autumn on average for one day and spend $ 32 per day for living. The cheapest cities in the CIS are Bishkek and Chisinau, and the most expensive city is Astana.

10 most popular tourist cities of the CIS in autumn of 2017:

Minsk (Belarus) - $ 70 per day.

Astana (Kazakhstan) - $ 85 per day.

Baku (Azerbaijan) - $ 78 per day.

Yerevan (Armenia) - $ 67 per day.

Almaty (Kazakhstan) - $ 65 per day.

Tashkent (Uzbekistan) - $ 43 per day.

Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) - $ 40 per day.

Kiev (Ukraine) - $ 56 per day.

Chisinau (Moldova) - 35 $ per day.

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) - $ 32 per day.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:28:46 +0600
Kyrgyz Government will not return Liglass Trading the guarantee fee of $ 1 mln 147 thsd - Zilaliyev Bishkek, Sept. 20, 17 / Kabar /. The Government of Kyrgyzstan will not return Liglass Trading CZ the guarantee fee of $ 1 million 147 thousand. Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Duishenbek Zilaliyev told Kabar Agency.

He said that the company's statement is nonsense.

"If they want to, let them sue," he said.

Liglass believes that the Kyrgyz Government have to return a guarantee fee of $ 1 million 147 thousand till August 11, but did not do that.

On September 18 at a meeting of the government, Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said that the cabinet will terminate the agreement with Liglass on the construction of 10 small hydropower plants and the Upper-Naryn cascade in connection with the expiration of term of payment of $ 37 million by agreement.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:28:22 +0600
Czech company threatens Kyrgyzstan with arbitration over hydro deal The Czech company Liglass Trading CZ threatened Kyrgyzstan with arbitration if its government pulls out of contracts for 12 hydroelectric power plants without seeking a solution to a pay dispute, Reuters reported.

The central Asian nation annulled the contracts late on Monday, saying the Czech contractor failed to make a $37 million payment on time, part of a deal struck in June and July .

One of the deals included a provision that Liglass would pay Kyrgyzstan the amount it needs to pay Russia - its previous partner in the project - for work already carried out on the plants. The $37 million was that payment.

Liglass said on Tuesday its agreement with Kyrgyzstan included clauses requiring a three-month period to settle contract disputes, as well as other procedures to handle disagreements.

"If the government of Kyrgyzstan, in violation of article 7 of the investment agreement, sends a notice of withdrawal ... Liglass Trading CZ will be forced to turn to international arbitration," Liglass said in a statement.

The Bishkek government said in a statement late on Monday it was terminating the deal unilaterally, having denied Liglass's request to delay the $37 million payment.

The contracts have come under scrutiny in both countries because Liglass - a little-known privately held firm whose bid had been backed by the Czech president - had no experience in the energy sector.

Some Kyrgyz government critics have cried foul over the deals with Liglass and called for senior officials behind it to resign. The cabinet has insisted it had observed all rules and regulations.

A Kyrgyz government spokesman could not immediately comment on Tuesday.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:30:58 +0600
United States donates over 13,000 books to libraries in Talas Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. On September 15, Alan Meltzer, Chargé d’Affaires of the United States Embassy, handed over 13,560 Kyrgyz language books to eightpublic libraries in Talas oblast. Each public library received a set of 1,695 books featuring tales, stories, riddles, and poetry for young readers. The books were donated under USAID’s Reading Together project, which works toimprove reading skills for students in early grades.

The official handover ceremony took place in Talas Oblast Library, and included representatives from the Ministry of Culture, the Talas oblast education department, and Talas public libraries.

Overall, USAID will deliver 145,506 books to 86 public libraries across the Kyrgyz Republic.

Through the Reading Together project, USAID and the Ministry of Education help children advance their reading skills through innovative teaching methods and improved learning materials. The project reaches 60% of primary schools across the country, helping 260,000 students to strengthen their reading skills,and as a result, their prospects for educational success and future earning potential.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:59:37 +0600
Seminar on Islam and International Humanitarian Law in Osh OSH, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. On 20 September, Islamic scholars, clerics, local authorities and experts on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) discuss common grounds in humanitarian principles and values laid in Islam and those in IHL during a seminar organized by the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Osh, the ICRC reported.

The substance of discussions covers a broad range of topics such as Islamic Law (Sharia law) and its contribution to humanitarian law. These included the impact of armed conflicts on civilian population and the role of Islam in protecting them, the rights of detainees, the distinction between combatants and civilians in Islamic and in humanitarian law, protection of cultural property, etc.

“The diversity of the presentations shows how essential it is to address humanitarian issues from different perspectives. Principles of Islam and Sharia Law do not contradict with IHL norms. They both appeal to peace, humanity and compassion to war victims; prohibit inhumane methods and means of warfare, thus imposing minimum standards of humanitarian behavior in combat”, said Sultanbek Kazanbaev, ICRC Delegate on Religious Affairs.

“Out of nearly 100 countries the ICRC works in, our biggest humanitarian activities are being held in the countries with mainly Muslim population. Considering that Islam is too often misrepresented in the world nowadays, we hope this meeting will open the door to Islam as a source for customary law and humanitarian practice”, said Abdymomun Umarov, Head of ICRC office in Osh.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:39:28 +0600
Ministry of Foreign Affairs hands over note to Kazakh side after meeting of Nazarbayev and Babanov Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. Provisional Chargé d'Affaires of Kazakhstan in Kyrgyzstan Karibzhanov was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan the in connection with the meeting of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev with the presidential candidate Omurbek Babanov in Almaty on September 19.

A note of protest was handed to the Kazakh side.

Following is the text of the note:

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic presents its respect to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and has the honor to inform the following:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic expresses bewilderment in connection with the meeting of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev with one of the presidential candidates of the Kyrgyz Republic and an expression of support from the head of Kazakhstan to this candidate in the upcoming elections.

Despite the fact that the head of friendly Kazakhstan said that he does not interfere in the internal affairs of Kyrgyzstan, his words clearly reflect the preference of the Kazakh side regarding the future president of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Thus, the Kyrgyz side assesses these statements, as well as broad coverage by the Kazakh side of this meeting as an attempt to influence the choice of the people of Kyrgyzstan and interference in the internal affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic. "

Recall, on September 19, the website of the President of Kazakhstan published an information about the meeting between Nursultan Nazarbayev and Omurbek Babanov.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:35:37 +0600
Experts on religion and humanitarian law discuss possibilities of interaction Osh, Sept. 20, 2017. / Kabar /. A seminar on the rule of international humanitarian law and Islam (Sharia law) was launched in Osh.

The organizers of this event are the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in cooperation with the State Commission for Religious Affairs under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic and with the assistance of the Independent Analytical Research Center "Religion, Law and Politics".

The aim of the seminar with the participation of representatives of local clergy, diasporas, law enforcement bodies, independent religious scholars and representatives of academic circles is to preserve and strengthen universal values ​​in the light of the current difficulties faced by humanitarian activities

Clergymen from the Russian Federation are also invited to the seminar.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:59:48 +0600
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan plan to create large enterprises - Novikov Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017. / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan intend to create large joint ventures in the field of machine building, textile industry and processing of agricultural products, Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, Artem Novikov told Kabar Agency.

He said that Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan plan to sign contracts for more than $ 100 million.

"It concerns only import and export," he said.

Murat Sharshekeyev, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic said that during the business dialogue in Bishkek between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan an agreement was reached for $ 112 million.

"The work in Osh was also active. During the business meeting contracts were signed there for $ 30 million. There are obvious shifts and the most pleasant is that it relates to import and export. That is, there is no game to the same gate," he said.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:44:13 +0600
People's Daily launches media center to boost Belt and Road cooperation Yang Zhenwu, president of the People's Daily, delivers a keynote speech at the 2017 Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road, Sept. 19

A center to strengthen cooperation among domestic and international media on the Belt and Road will be established by the People’s Daily, said Yang Zhenwu, president of the newspaper, who announced the launch at the 2017 Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road.

The media forum kicked off in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu province, on Sept. 19. The event is attended by over 300 media outlets from 127 countries and international organizations, making it the largest and most influential gathering of media outlets ever hosted by China’s mainstream media.

The People’s Daily will take six specific actions to promote media cooperation, Yang pledged, elaborating that the efforts will include releasing a blue paper on Belt and Road media cooperation, launching an international research center, starting a Belt and Road media cooperation center and a Belt and Road joint interview mechanism, establishing a cooperation union for Belt and Road regional cooperation, setting up a culture research institute, and publishing the English version of the book series Ode to Silk Road.

In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to jointly build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, opening up more opportunities for co-construction and co-sharing, as well as mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation, Yang said.

The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in May has promoted collaborations featuring a wider scope, a greater variety of fields, and a higher standard among participating countries, Yang added.

The Belt and Road Initiative has created a new concept for global governance, broadened room for international cooperation, and set a model in which different civilizations could learn from each other. The building of the Initiative is set to be prosperous, Yang noted.

Conforming to this trend, the People’s Daily hosted the first Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road in 2014 in a sincere bid to formulate an information expressway, tear down emotional barriers, expand the “circle of friends,” and form a cultural concentric circle, Yang said.

The forum has had a strong magnetic effect, as it has been continuously growing over the past four years. Today it is the most representative and influential global media gathering among its kind held by mainstream Chinese media.

Source: People's Daily

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:43:29 +0600
In Kyrgyzstan, business covers 17% of all economic entities Bishkek, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. For the first half of 2017, the country's GDP grew by 6.7%, and the volume of exports increased by 30%, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan Marat Sharshekeyev said during the event dedicated to the Day of the Entrepreneur.

According to his data, in 2016 the country's GDP grew by 3.8%, while exports grew by 17%.

He also said that it is necessary to further intensify the relationship between business and the state.

"According to experts, all organized business structures cover not more than 17% of all economic entities. Today in Kyrgyzstan there are about 100 associations of entrepreneurs, and in some industries their number exceeds more than a dozen," he said.

Sharshekeyev noted that most business associations in Kyrgyzstan do not have sufficient capacity for qualitative promotion of their members' interests at the level of legal, expert analytical support of various business initiatives, and that this does not allow effectively lobbying and defending the interests of business. To solve this problem, the Chamber made certain proposals to the Ministry of Economy.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:35:55 +0600
Signing of Agreement on state border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan was a landmark event - Mirziyoyev Tashkent, Sept. 20, 2017 / Kabar /. The signing of the Agreement on state border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan in early September was a truly landmark event, .President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said in his address at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the UzA News Agency reported.

"The breakthrough in this very sensitive issue, achieved for the first time in 26 years, became possible due to the political will demonstrated by the parties, the readiness to find mutually acceptable solutions," the Uzbek leader emphasized.

In a short time the region managed to create a completely new political atmosphere. The holding of regular consultative meetings of the heads of state of Central Asia would facilitate to consolidate this trend, Mirziyoyev proposed from the UN rostrum.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:35:43 +0600
Atambayev taking part in the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York Bishkek, Sept. 19, 2017 / Kabar /. President Almazbek Atambayev is taking part in the work of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations as part of his working visit to New York.

The Kyrgyz leader is taking part in the opening of the general debate of the UN General Assembly, the main deliberative, policy-making and representative organ of the United Nations.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:29:30 +0600
Isakov meets with students in Naryn Naryn, Sept. 19, 2017. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sapar Isakov, met with students of Naryn State University and colleges of the city as part of his working trip to Naryn oblast.

The meeting has began with the presentation of the Taza Koom digital transformation program.

Sapar Isakov began his welcoming speech about the reforms in the government and the national program "Jany Doorgo - kyrk kadam" (Forty steps to a new era).

"As you know, now part of the government consists of young leaders. The society is wondering if we can cope. We annually look at the opinion of the Kyrgyz people and learn about the many problems they face. To be honest, the government’s office works every day from 8 am till midnigh, including to implement the program "Forty steps to a new era." As part of its implementation, we are developing projects in the fields of education, health, etc. In this regard, we are working out every step," the Prime Minister said.

He said that the World Bank has allocated $ 50 million to Kyrgyzstan for carrying out broadband lines in the country's villages, thanks to which there will be access to fast and high-quality Internet, besides, the price will be much lower.

"It will also be possible to connect cable TV, where, for example, children can watch educational cartoons, etc.," Isakov added.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:45:10 +0600
Incidence of viral hepatitis decrease by 31.3% Bishkek, Sept. 19, 2017 / Kabar/. During the first 8 months of 2017, the incidence of viral hepatitis decreased in Kyrgyzstan by 31.3%, including hepatitis A by 32.7% compared to the same period in 2016, the press service of the Ministry of Health reported.

According to data of the Ministry, from the beginning of 2017, 3494 cases were registered against 5 091 cases of the previous year. The highest incidence of hepatitis A was recorded in Batken and Osh oblasts and in Osh.

In the age structure of the incidence of hepatitis A, the share of children under the age of 14 makes 83.4%.

The Ministry of Health reports that the increase in the incidence of hepatitis A is often observed in the autumn and winter, mainly among children in kindergartens and schools. The infection is mainly due to non-observance of personal hygiene and close contact with the patient.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:32:09 +0600
Experts of Ministry of Education, UNICEF and EU determine priority sectors of education Bishkek, Sept. 19, 2017 / Kabar/. Experts from the Ministry of Education and Science, UNICEF and the European Union held a consultative seminar on setting priorities for the analysis of the education sector.

Specialists of the Ministry of Education presented a vision of long-term development of education (2020-2040) and medium-term plans of activity in the field of education (for 2018-2020). The thematic working groups, consisting of experts from different levels of education, have developed road map projects to create a system in thematic areas in order to increase access, quality, equity and efficiency at all levels of education, starting with the early development of children.

In addition to this key task of building the road map, the participants identified the most critical problems of the education system for in-depth study and research that could be undertaken over the next two months to strengthen the strategic analysis of the education sector, the press service of the Ministry of Education reported.

Deputy Minister of Education and Science Salidin Kaldybayev says that the system of education requires a system analysis.

"Conducting the assessment of the sector is becoming doubly relevant for us, as in 2018-2019, work will be carried out on a new strategy for the development of education - until 2030 or 2040. It should be developed within the framework of a common country development concept, and be based on a clear understanding of the state of the education sector," said Kaldybaev.

Currently, the strategic analysis of the education sector is carried out by the Ministry of Education and Science with the technical and financial support of UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:41:59 +0600
Scientists of Kyrgyzstan to take part in VI International Congress of Mathematical Society of Turkic World in Astana Bishkek, Sept. 19, 2017 / Kabar/. Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, headed by Academician Altai Borubayev, will take part in the 6th International Congress of Turkic World Mathematical society (TWMS-2017), which is held on October 2-5, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

TWMS-2017 Congress is held every three years, this time will be organized on the basis of the Eurasian National University named after Gumilev.

The main goal of the Congress is the expansion of international relations and scientific cooperation of the scientists of the Turkic world, the development of mathematical science and the application of the achievements of mathematics, information technology in scientific research. Such events enable the world scientific community to jointly determine the main directions for the development of theoretical and applied mathematics. Within the congress, scientists who have made a significant contribution to the development of mathematical science will be awarded.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:15:27 +0600
Kyrgyz sportsmen win 7 medals on the third day of Asian Games in Ashgabat Bishkek, Sept. 19, 2017 / Kabar/. Athletes from Kyrgyzstan won 7 medals of different denominations on the third day of the Asian Games in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) in the closed premises on September 18.

Abdurahmanhadzhi Murtazaliev in the Jiu-Jitsu competition in the Ne-Waza discipline in the weight category up to 85 kg from Kyrgyzstan won the first gold medal.

Wrestlers Esenbek Kudaiberdiyev, Nazira Marsbek kyzy and Meerim Zhumanazarova became silver medalists of the tournament in the Turkmen wrestling.

Also Kenzhebek Shamshizhin uulu, Nazira Arzybekova and Uulkan Alibay kyzy became bronze medals holders.

As a result, on the results of three days of games the Kyrgyz team won 8 medals - 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals.

153 sportsmen represent Kyrgyzstan at the Asian Games in 17 sports: athletics, swimming, wrestling, basketball 3x3, wrestling on the belts, billiard sports, chess, sports dances, equestrian sport - jumping, futsal, jujitsu, kickboxing, Kazakh wrestling kurash, Thai boxing, sambo, taekwondo, national Turkmen wrestling.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:58:42 +0600
Trade and logistics hub in Naryn oblast will be built by winter of 2017 Naryn, Sept 19, 2017 /Kabar /. The trade and logistics hub in Naryn oblast will be built by the winter of 2017, Deputy Economy Minister Eldar Abakirov said during the working trip of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov to Naryn oblast.

He said that this issue was discussed during the meeting of Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2015.

"Negotiations have been held today, including with the border regions of China and Naryn oblast. There is a prior consent. The hub is planned to be built on 200 hectares. It will consist of three zones: a trading hub, a logistics and an industrial one," he said.

Deputy Minister of Economy informed that first of all, within the framework of the project development of trade and logistics is planned. Abakirov said that there are necessary conditions for this, namely, that Torugart route, which runs from central China and then goes to Pakistan is 70 km away from the hub's territory. There also passes the railway.

"This will be the point of the junction between the EEU and the route from China to Pakistan. The three companies are interested, they intend to build transshipment warehouses. The infrastructure of the center is fully paid by the state, it will take about 20-30 million soms and investors will be attracted to other expenses," Abakirov said.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:42:52 +0600
Construction of logistics center in Naryn will create jobs for local residents - Isakov Naryn, Sept. 19, 2017. /Kabar/. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov during his working trip to Naryn listened to reports of representatives of the Ministry of Economy on construction of industrial logistics hub on the territory of Naryn oblast.

He said that the construction of the center will open new working places for residents of Naryn, and in addition, factories and plants will be built.

"The construction of the hub will create new jobs for the residents of Naryn. In addition, it will be a fundamental place for the construction of factories and plants. From the side of the state conditions will be created, first of all, water supply. Your task is to develop a detailed plan within a week," Isakov told representatives of the Ministry of Economy.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:03:37 +0600
President of Uzbekistan has arrived in the United States of America On September 18, 2017 the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in New York City to participate in the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

Chairman of the American – Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Carolyn Lamm met the head of our state at the international airport named after John Kennedy.

On September 19, Shavkat Mirziyoyev will deliver a speech at the general debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.

The President of our country will meet and hold negotiations with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim, leaders of other countries who arrived at the UN General Assembly, during his stay in New York.

The head of our state will also take part in Uzbekistan – US business forum.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:20:05 +0600
President: Kazakhstan has all conditions for effective co-op with Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan Today, Kazakhstan has all conditions for effective cooperation with Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

Nazarbayev made the remarks at a meeting with representatives of ethno-cultural associations of Kazakhstan’s Jambyl Region on September 18.

As part of his working visit to Jambyl, the president reviewed a new building of the House of Friendship.

President Nazarbayev arrived in Jambyl following the visits to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

“At present, there are all conditions for effective cooperation with neighbor countries,” the president said.

During his visits to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, President Nazarbayev met with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev on Sept. 16 and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Sept. 17.

Nazarbayev was in Turkmenistan to take part in the opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.

Source: Trend

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:16:04 +0600
Kyrgyzstan unilaterally terminates agreement with Liglass Trading Bishkek, Sept. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan unilaterally terminates the agreement with the Czech company Liglass Trading. This decision was made today by Prime Minister Sapar Isakov during the working meeting.

Vice Prime Minister Duishenbek Zilaliyev reported that the Czech company sent an official letter with a request to postpone the payment of $ 37 million under the contract.

"We came to a common opinion that there are no legal opportunities in accordance with the legislation and the agreement. We came to the opinion that the agreement should be terminated unilaterally," Zilaliyev said.

Sapar Isakov instructed to begin all procedures for termination of the contract unilaterally.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:05:38 +0600
Liglass Trading asks to postpone payment of $ 37 mln due to force majeure Bishkek, Sept. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. Liglass Trading asks to postpone the payment of $ 37 million for the construction of the Upper-Naryn cascade of HPPs due to force majeure circumstances, Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Duishenbek Zilaliyev said.

He said that, tomorrow is the last day of payment, they did not transfer the money.

"The Czech company asked to extend the term of payment, but for which period of time they did not mention." We have just received a letter, now we are considering it, as soon as we receive the opinions of the officials I will forward it to the Prime Minister. What decision the prime minister will take, I do not know," he said.

Zilaliyev said that allegedly political forces prevented them, that is, media hunt and vilification negatively affected their financial resources.

"If there are any violations of the law, then I am responsible for this," he said.

Liglass Trading won a tender for the construction of the Upper-Naryn cascade of HPP in Kyrgyzstan and another ten small hydroelectric power stations.

The agreement was signed on July 10 in Bishkek by representatives of the company and the government of Kyrgyzstan.

Under the agreement, the investor should contribute $ 37 million to start the procedure for transferring Russia’s share in the amount of 50% of the shares of Liglass Trading.

Recall, in early January 2016, Kyrgyzstan denounced the agreement with Russia on the construction of Upper-Naryn cascade of HPPs, signed in 2012.

The Russian company RusHydro, which was implementing the project, said that the company invested $ 37 million in the project and demanded to return them.

Term for the payment of $37 million under the agreement ends tomorrow, September 19.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 22:59:37 +0600
Uzbekistan can be a co-investor in constructing Kambarata HPP-1 Bishkek, Sept.18, 2017 / Kabar /. Serious investors are found on the construction of the Kambarata HPP 1, Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Duishenbek Zilaliyev told journalists.

He said that the fact that Uzbekistan is ready to take part in the construction of a hydro power plant is a big breakthrough.

"Very serious companies have begun to be interested in the terms and conditions. This will be a project of Kyrgyzstan. It will look like the Kyrgyz side, the investor and the Uzbek side will participate, and the latter said they will come with money," he said.

Zilaliyev stressed that the Uzbek side will be a co-investor. But while there is no a clear configuration.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:20:35 +0600
Ariet Bekishov wins first bronze medal in jujutsu in Ashgabat Bishkek, Sept.18, 2017 / Kabar /. On September 16 competition in jujutsu has started within the framework of Asian Indoor games and Martial Arts which is held these days in the city of Ashgabat, the press service of State agency of Youth Affair, Physical Education and Sports reported.

The national team of Kyrgyzstan performs in two sections of jujutsu: non-vase and full contact. The first was Ariet Bekishov in the weight category up to 62 kg (full contact). He met with a Thai athlete.

For reaching the final, he lost to an athlete from Afghanistan . As a result Ariet Bekishov took the 3rd place.

“This of course is not a limit for me I will continue to try to win gold medals on big starts, we will raise the flag of Kyrgyzstan. Thanks to all fans who support me,” said Bekishov in interview.

The competitions will be held during three competitive days at the Martial Arts Arena on September 16, 18 and 19, where 21 sets of medals will be drawn.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:36:07 +0600
Atambayev will take part in the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York Bishkek, Sept. 18, 2017 / Kabar /. President Almazbek Atambayev will take part in the work of the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. During the visit, the head of state will deliver a speech at the debate of the General Assembly, the main deliberative body of the United Nations. The theme of the current debate is "With an emphasis on man: in striving to ensure peace and a dignified life for all on a viable planet".

Atambayev will also attend a special high-level meeting on uranium heritage issues in Central Asian countries. This event is held at the initiative of Kyrgyzstan, the European Union and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where problems of existing uranium tailings, measures for their reclamation and prevention of radiation threat in the republic and the Central Asian region as a whole will be discussed.

In 2013, the UN General Assembly, at the initiative of Kyrgyzstan, adopted a special resolution No. 68/218, which made it possible to make significant progress in technical preparation for the reclamation of uranium objects, conduct studies on assessing their environmental impact, and establish specific financing mechanisms.

During the planned special meeting, Atambayev will bring to the attention of the international community the information on the achievements of Kyrgyzstan in solving this problem, and will discuss with the international partners further areas of support and priority cooperation measures, including the need to adopt a new relevant resolution of the UN General Assembly.

Also, the Kyrgyz president will attend a high-level meeting held by the United Nations Development Program and the UN Peacebuilding Support Office on the theme: "The goals of sustainable development in action: led and owned by the country." During this special meeting, the Head of State will tell about a number of measures taken and the experience of Kyrgyzstan in innovative approaches to implementing the Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030.

In the framework of his participation in the UN General Assembly, Atambayev will hold a meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

In addition, Atambayev will meet with representatives of large multinational companies in the USA such as: Citi, Visa, Baker McKenzie, General Electric, Microsoft, John Deere, Oppenheimer & Co, AGCOCorporation, APAICS, CalatravaGrace, USEXIMBank, Mirae Asset Global Investments, etc .

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:44:16 +0600
New slaughterhouse opened in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Sept. 18, 2017 /Kabar/. In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development, Adal Azyk, one of the largest meat processing companies in the country, opened a new slaughterhouse in Kochkor district of Naryn. The facility is one of only two in Kyrgyzstan that are compliant with international food safety standards, and which hold the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification that international buyers require.
According to Luis Hernandez, Director of Economic Growth Programs at USAID/Kyrgyz Republic, the new facility will not only create jobs, but also will become one of the largest commercial buyers of local farmers’ cattle. With a processing capacity of over 10,000 heads per year, the facility is expected to sustainably boost the incomes of over 1,500 farmers.
USAID contributed by funding a production line, and by providing technical assistance to Adal Azyk and local farmers.With USAID expertise and assistance, cattle inputs and factory processes now meet international standards, and packaged Kyrgyz meats can travel this new path to tables and kitchens around the world.

Through similar partnerships, USAID works with over 55 private agro-busineses across Kyrgyzstan to expand markets, improve productivity, and increase the incomes of farmers and producers. These partnerships have mobilized over $22.5 million of local private local investments for the benefit of tens of thousands of farmers in Naryn, Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:10:38 +0600