Latvia: Transport Ministry invites Kyrgyzstan to use advantages of special economic zones

On April 12, a meeting of the joint Latvian-Kyrgyzstan transport work group was held in Transport Ministry. At the end of the meeting, the two sides signed an agreement for closer cooperation between the two countries in transport, transit, logistics and aviation. During the meeting, the two sides presented development trends, planned projects, and discussed…

Kyrgyzstan: microcredit volume down in 2016

Microcredit volume in Kyrgyzstan decreased by 5 billion soms in 2016, the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic reported. Last year various microcredit organizations issued loans of 13.3 billion soms. In 2015, this figure was 27.4% more and amounted to 18.3 billion soms. The volume of microcredits in four regions of the country decreased…

Kyrgyzstan: new categories of taxpayers to be created

The State Tax Service of Kyrgyzstan is preparing anti-corruption amendments to tax legislation, suggesting new categories of taxpayers, the press service of the department reported. As noted, it is planned to introduce new categories – “individual labor activity” and “individual entrepreneurial activity.” This will eliminate the risk of applying corruption measures to them. To reduce…

Kyrgyzstan: construction of 2 pedestrian overpasses in Bishkek estimated at 37 million soms

Construction of two pedestrian overpasses in Bishkek was estimated at 37,99.5 million soms, State procurement portal reported. Pedestrian overpasses are planned to be built on Shabdan Baatyr (nearby Madina market) and Kurmanjan Datka Streets (Alamedin complex). Funds for construction are allocated from the city budget. Each of the overpasses will cost more than 18 million.…

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek HPP to burn more coal

Bishkek’s Heating and Power Plant will burn more coal after its modernization, the State Committee of Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use informed in the report on the results of the heating season. Kyrgyzstan’s power engineers are already preparing a draft resolution for preparation for the heating season-2017/2018. In total in the republic it is necessary…

Kyrgyzstan: reasons for low profitability of state enterprises to be clarified

Members of the interdepartmental commission in a month should find out the reasons for the loss and low profitability of state-owned enterprises, Vice Prime Minister Zhenish Razakov said at a meeting on optimization of state property management, the information department of the Kyrgyz government reported. “The state represented by the State Property Management Fund participates…

Kyrgyzstan: exports to EEU up in 2016

Kyrgyzstan has managed to increase deliveries of products to the markets of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in 2016 despite the decline in its trade turnover with members of the union in the same period, Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Oleg Pankratov said. “If we take the total figure, the drop in external trade with…