Kyrgyzstan: alcohol excise duty to grow

The Ministry of Economy proposes to raise the excise tax on all alcohol in Kyrgyzstan by 10 soms. The ministry submitted the draft government resolution for discussion. The background statement to the document says that excise tax rates for wine stock, wine, cognac and sparkling wine remained unchanged since March 2013, beer – since June…

Kyrgyzstan: foreign investments down in 2016

Foreign investment in Kyrgyzstan fell by a half from $1,573.2 billion in 2015 to $814,000 in 2016, the National Statistics Committee reported. Manufacturing industries accounted for a third of direct investments. Also, a significant share of investments is taken by geological exploration (20.3%), financial intermediation and insurance (22%). There was less direct foreign investment from…

Kyrgyzstan: energy consumption up in June 2017

Energy consumption in Kyrgyzstan increased, the National Electric Network of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. According to the operational data of the Central Dispatching Service NENK, electricity consumption in June was 763.14 million kilowatt-hours. The daily maximum power consumption reached 1,465 MW. The peak of daily maximum consumption was fixed on June 21 – 26.79 million…

Kyrgyzstan: trade with Bashkortostan to increase

The head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov spoke in favor of an increase in trade with Kyrgyzstan. According to him, the Kyrgyz and Bashkir peoples are linked by common national roots, rich history of the Turkic world, a single spiritual culture. This gives the Bashkir-Kyrgyz relations a particularly friendly, allied character. “The development of relations with…

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discuss cross-border trade issues

Residents of border areas of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan believe that cross-border trade can promote providing stability and developing confidence-building measures as well as help solve economic problems facing residents of border areas. A meeting to discuss development of a cross-border trade between the Bobojonghafourov district in Tajikistan’s Sughd province and the Leilek district in Kyrgyzstan’s…

Kyrgyzstan: state debt up in Q1 2017

The state debt of Kyrgyzstan grew by $95 million in the first quarter of 2017 and updated the historical maximum, the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Of March 31, its size was $4,160 billion, or 285,461,89 billion soms. The external debt formed in the amount of $3,803.97 billion (260,978,59 billion soms), and…

Kyrgyzstan: 14 small HPPs to be built

The State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the Kyrgyz Republic announced a tender for the right to build small hydro power plants. Legal entities of Kyrgyzstan, as well as foreign legal entities can participate in the tender. In case a foreign legal entity is chosen the winner of the tender (prior to…

Kyrgyzstan: road construction difficult

It is difficult to build roads in Kyrgyzstan, so aviation is needed, the Minister of Transport and Roads Zhamshitbek Kalilov said. According to him, the ICAO leadership for the first time pays an official visit to Kyrgyzstan. “We understand that it is extremely important for a mountainous country to pay attention to air traffic. This…

Kyrgyzstan: completion of Tamchi-Cholpon-Ata road construction requires 726.9 million soms

At least 726.9 million soms are needed to complete the construction of Tamchi-Cholpon-Ata road, the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. 212 million soms are provided for the reconstruction of Balykchy-Tamchi-Cholpon-Ata-Korumdu road according to a list of facilities and construction projects financed from the republican budget and approved on February 15.…