Breaking news Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:49:25 +0600 60 Final Tournament of Kok-Boru will take place in honor of Nooruz Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The final game of the Tournament on Kok-Boru, dedicated to the holiday Nooruz will be held in Bishkek racetrack Ak Kula on March 21, the press service of the State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The teams Yntymak from Talas oblast and Dostuk of Osh city will compete at the Final Tournament. The match starts at 2:00 p.m. on March 21.

The teams Arashan from Bishkek and Birimdik Ayu from Chui oblast will compete for the third place.

The State Agency for Youth, Physical Education and Sports told that the total prize fund of the Tournament is 1 mln soms.

The winners of the Tournament will receive 400 thousand soms, for the second place 200 thousand soms is foreseen, for the third - 100 thousand soms and for the fourth place - 75 thousand soms are envisaged.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:15:24 +0600
Nooruz celebrated in Germany Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The Public Association Ordo of Kyrgyzstan held an event on the occasion of Nooruz holiday in the city of Munich (Germany) on March 17, 2018, the press service of the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Germany reported.

Honored Artists of Kyrgyzstan Asel Turdaliyeva and Syimykbek Beishekeev were invited to the event who created a special atmosphere of the evening.

Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic in Germany, Erines Otorbaev in his welcoming speech specified the importance of holding such celebrations for Kyrgyz people, where conditions are created for new acquaintances and exchanging of views and thanked the compatriots for organizing the evening.

Conducting similar events has become a good tradition, which strengthens friendship and mutual understanding between compatriots who are in Germany.

The evening was attended by Kyrgyz citizens living in cities of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:47:50 +0600
Prime Minister: Third World Nomad Games must be held at high level Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sapar Isakov today held a regular meeting on preparations for the Third World Nomad Games (TWNG), the press service of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The Head of Government emphasized that the organizers have an important task - to hold the event at a high level.

"It is important to think over thoroughly not only all organizational issues of the TWNG, but also take into account all technical issues, as well as the experience of previous games. We have everything necessary for this, in particular the basis for carrying out large-scale events," Isakov said.

During the meeting, the Head of Government was informed about the organizational and main issues of preparation for the TWNG, including regulations of the TWNG, the formation lists of high-ranking guests, sport delegations, accreditation of mass media representatives, including foreign ones.

At the end of the meeting, the Prime Minister gave a number of instructions to relevant state agencies for preparation and holding of the TWNG stressing that the tasks to be accomplished must be completed on time and at a proper level.

The Third World Nomad Games will be held in Issyk-Kul from Sept. 2-8, 2018.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:04:43 +0600
Rehabilitation Center Obereg celebrates Nooruz Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The students of the Rehabilitation Center Obereg celebrated the holiday of kindness, friendship, peace and prosperity Nooruz together with their parents and guests.

The concert was held giving everyone love, joy and spring mood.

Since 2003, the teachers and students of the Center have been celebrating Nooruz every year, they are preparing an interesting performance, sewing costumes and making various souvenirs on their own.

They also prepare a delicious traditional food-plov! This year the festival was held on a new site in a remarkable building, allocated by the Mayors Office of Bishkek. Children with various physical and mental illnesses such as cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, Down's Syndrome, etc. are trained and rehabilitated in this center (all of them are invalids of Groups 1 and 2).

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 19:46:26 +0600
Ethno-exhibition Beldemchi opened in Bishkek (photo) Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. In hall of gallery Oak Park an ethno-exhibition Beldemchi is opened today in Bishkek.

The organizers said that the goal of the project is revival and development of the beldemchi (traditional women's clothing), transfer of traditional knowledge to younger generation and popularization of this beldemchi in modern life.

The exposition presents more than 30 different accessories of women's clothing of the Kyrgyz people.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:51:31 +0600
Free performances. Theater is alive campaign in Bishkek Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The State Russian Drama Theater named after Aitmatov invites everyone to celebrate Theater Sunday on March 25 from 10:50 a.m to 00:00 a.m., the press service of the theater reported.

The free performances will be shown throughout the day until midnight for the first time in the country. The campaign will be held under the slogan Theater is alive!

Free performances, master classes, morning and evening show concerts with the participation of pop stars, quests, interactive games and poetry readings, thematic photos will be demonstrated. The best pictures will be encouraged - by invitation cards for the performance and valuable prizes.

"In the lobby of the theater, thematic photo zones with the use of theatrical scenery and props will be placed, where throughout the day one can feel himself as an actor in theater or cinema. The best photos will be rewarded with valuable prizes," the organizers stressed.

This campaign is timed to the International Theater Day, which is celebrated annually around the world on March 27.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:39:15 +0600
Kyrgyz film Centaurus released in Japan Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. According to the Japanese distribution company Bitters End, the Kyrgyz film Centaurus of Aktan Arym Kubat was released in Japan on March 17, the website of the Kyrgyz cinema reported this.

The first rolling show took place in Iwanami Hall, the oldest art house of the Tokyo Cinema, which has a 50-year old history.

Further the film will be distributed to such cities of Japan as: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Tsukuba, Takasaki, Sapporo, Morioka, Sendai, Yamagata, Niigata, Nagano, Matsumoto, Kanazawa, Nagoya, Mie, Shizuoka, Hamamatsu, Umeda, Kyoto, Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima Matsuyama, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa.

The premiere of the film Centaurus in Tokyo was successfully held within the framework of International Film Festival Tokyo Filmex back in Nov. 22, 2017, where the Film Maker, Aktan Arym Kubat personally presented the film to the Japanese audience.

The Japanese audience is already familiar with films of Aktan Arym Kubat. His films Beshkempir, Maymyl and Svet Ake were also presented at Film Festivals and were widely released at art houses in Japanese cinemas.

The Centaurus is a film about search for God and man, desperately fighting for preservation of traditions of own people. It is the narrative about the metaphysical connection between a horse and a man, as a result of which the horse becomes the wings of the man.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:37:53 +0600
25 reasons to come to Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan is a small country in Central Asia but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t an interesting place for tourists. The most area of Kyrgyzstan is mountains this why Kyrgyzstan has only 7 big cities. Kyrgyzstan has gorgeous nature, many historical monuments, special culture and traditions. Here are 25 reasons to come to Kyrgyzstan. You can...

1. Go horse riding

2. Visit museums and enjoy soviet union buildings in Bishkek.

Kyrgyz International University (Chuy-Manasa)

Kyrgyz International University (Chuy-Manasa)

3. Spend a day in yurt - Kyrgyz national house.


4. Visit Burana tower - 9th century building.

Burana has long and interesting history which will definitely amaze you.

5. Go to Jeti Oguz canyon.


6. Have a nice time at Issyk-Kul lake.

7. Go to very historical city called Karakol and see its historical houses: Dungan mosque, Orthodox church built without a nail. There are many old charming houses.

8. Ski at nearby ski resort.

The ski resort is also called Karakol and it is extremely beautiful place, not just for skiing or snowboarding but also hiking and paragliding.

The ski resort is also called Karakol and it is extremely beautiful place, not just for skiing or snowboarding but also hiking and paragliding.

9. Learn about local people’s traditions and culture.


10. Go hiking in Ala-Archa.


11. Feel history in Tash-Rabat.


12. Visit Kyrgyzstan’s most beautiful lake - Sary Chelek.

13. Visit Frunze museum

This museum is interesting because it shows history of Kyrgyzstan and has a lot of original things that people of that time used. For example: clothes, books and even a whole original house where M.V. Frunze lived.

This museum is interesting because it shows history of Kyrgyzstan and has a lot of original things that people of that time used. For example: clothes, books and even a whole original house where M.V. Frunze lived.

14. Visit South-East Issyk-Kull coast holly place - Manjyly-Ata

15. Go to Turaa-Suu - place with many ancient petroglyphs.

16. Go hiking in Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon

17. Go to World Nomad Games.

18. Hike to Ala-Kol - gorgeous blue lake in Karakol valley.

19. Observe eagles or even go hunting with an eagle just like Kyrgyz nomad.

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20. Try national dishes - extremely delicious and redolent food.

21. Visit Osh - Kyrgyzstan’s second biggest city.

22. Observe Sulayman-Too - holy historical place + visit the inside cave museum

23. Listen to Komuz - national music instrument.

24. Learn about Kurmanjan Datka - strong, clever woman who rose from regular people to politician of 17th century and protected Kyrgyz people from war.

25. Dig deeper into Kyrgyz fairy tales and legends - you will be very interested about this country’s past.

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Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:54:20 +0600
World Money Week. Prize for students of educational orphanage in Osh Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. Students of educational orphanage in Nookat district of Osh oblast won 70 thousand soms for active participation in the contest within the framework of the World Money Week in Kyrgyzstan.

The organizers said that the amount from drawing contest Money matters will be directed to equipment of the creative class. The certificate of winnings was handed over to art teacher of the educational orphanage.

As it was stressed at the awarding ceremony, about 1000 children across the country participated in the drawing competition. Contestants who won were awarded with cash prize and certificates of honor from commercial banks who were organizers of the World Money Week in Kyrgyzstan.

The World Money Week kicked off on March 12 and the initiator of conducting the event was the National Bank of Kyrgyzstan. Within the framework of the Week, measures to increase financial literacy for both adults and children were taken throughout the country.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:50:25 +0600
Estonian Electronic Governance Academy ready to provide technical support to Kyrgyz Justice Ministry Bishkek, March 20, 2018. / Kabar /. Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Uran Akhmetov met with Hannes Astok, the director of the local e-government of the Estonian Electronic Governance Academy, and Tõnis Miao, the project manager of the Estonian Electronic Management Academy.

The press service of the Ministry of Justice reported that during the meeting the sides discussed the issue of cooperation within the framework of the Tunduk interdepartmental interaction system.

Akhmetov expressed readiness for cooperation and noted that the provision of public services in electronic format is a requirement of the time and at the moment the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic is in the process of implementing the automated information systems "Electronic Notary" and electronic state registration of legal entities.

Hannes Astok expressed willingness to provide technical support and exchange of information in the implementation of these electronic systems.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:49:13 +0600
Bike season-2018 will be open in Bishkek Bishkek, March 20, 2018. / Kabar /. The opening of the cycling season – 2018 will be held in Bishkek on April 1.

The organizers say that anyone can take part in the opening, minors are admitted to the cycling race only when accompanied by adults.

"At the finish of the cycling race at the Victory Park, competitions with prizes, a small entertainment program will be organized, then the closing of the official part is held," the report said.

The opening of the bike season in the capital is held for twelve years. In 2014, participants were more than 200 people, in 2016 - 1000, and in 2017, about 2,000 people.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:02:19 +0600
Ambassador of Italy completes his diplomatic mission in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, March 20, 2018. / Kabar /. Ambassador of Italy to Kyrgyzstan Stefano Ravanjan completed his diplomatic mission in the Kyrgyz Republic, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Aibek Omokeev met with Ambassador of the Italian Republic to the Kyrgyz Republic Stefano Ravanjan on the occasion of the completion of the diplomatic mission of the Italian diplomat.

The State Secretary highly appreciated Ravanjan's activities in the development and strengthening of Kyrgyz-Italian friendly relations. Omokeev also thanked Stefano Ravanjan for constructive cooperation and wished success in his future work.

In turn, Ambassador Ravanjan expressed gratitude to the Government of Kyrgyzstan for joint work and constant assistance, and also positively assessed the democratic transformations in the country.

During the meeting, the sides also outlined the further cooperation, both in the bilateral format and through international organizations, including within the framework of Italy's chairmanship in the OSCE.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:47:27 +0600
Memorial complex to be built in Aitmatov’s village Bishkek, March 20, 2018. / Kabar /. A memorial historical and cultural complex "Chyngyz Ordo" will be build in the native village of national writer Chyngyz Aitmatov. The Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of Kyrgyzstan announced a competition for the best draft design with a premium fund of 170 thousand soms.

The complex will be located on the territory of Sheker village of Kara-Buura region of Talas oblast on 15 hectares of area. It should include such components as a museum, a monument, a conference hall, a hotel, a tea house, an entrance group, parking lots. But, depending on the intent of the authors, other objects may be offered, specified in the contest provision.

"Anyone who carries out activities in the field of architecture, urban planning, city design or landscape architecture can participate in the competition. Teams can involve specialists from other areas of activity. As part of the competition, participants should rely on the spiritual heritage left by our brilliant compatriot. When developing projects, it is necessary to take into account the presence of unique monuments of the valley - runic inscriptions, rock paintings, archeological monuments and architects," the ministry explained.

Deadline is April 20, 2018, and the results of the competitive selection will be announced the next day. The results will be posted on the Ministry's website.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:37:48 +0600
Switzerland helped to open a kindergarten in Aleksandrovka rural municipality in Chui province of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, March 20, 2018. / Kabar /. On March 19, 2018, a kindergarten was inaugurated in Besh-Koruk village in the rural municipality of Aleksandrovka in Chui.

One hundred new places for children between 2.5 and 6 years are created. This has been achieved with the support of the local municipality and the project “Strengthening Voice and Accountability" funded by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by the Development Policy Institute.

The Swiss-funded project allocated 1 million soms and the local municipality contributed 100 thousand soms to renovate and equip the kindergarten with furniture, kitchen equipment, blankets, office equipment and music instruments. This is the result of a local community initiative, which was selected under the Small Grants Program of the project.

The municipality of Aleksandrovka cooperates with this project to adopt a participatory budgetary process, which allows for better alignment of the budget on the needs of the population and greater accountability of the municipality towards the population. Indeed, residents of the municipality are involved in local decision-making and in monitoring budget execution.

The head of the community monitoring group Raziya Livaza said: “It is as if a dream came true! Now we are confident that all issues can be solved through our active participation and through the joint efforts of the residents and the municipality. Our voices are heard when local budget expenditures are discussed. The local administration and local council members respond to our needs and solve our priorities.”

“As a representative of the Swiss Government, I am pleased to hear that the inhabitants of the municipality could enter in a constructive dialogue with the municipality to decide on their priorities and select this project. Participation of citizens in decision making is essential for effective, efficient and accountable governance. Furthermore, the project has enabled the village to open its first kindergarten! - said Véronique Hulmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:24:46 +0600
Number of illegal migrants from Kyrgyzstan decreased in South Korea Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. The number of illegal migrants from Kyrgyzstan decreased in South Korea from 1,000 to 600 people, the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in this country reported.

By the results of the first quarter of this year about 6 thousand citizens of Kyrgyzstan live in the Republic of Korea and, in comparison with the previous data, they show their growth.

"At the same time, there is a decrease in the number of illegal migrants among citizens of Kyrgyzstan. Thus, if in 2017 there were about 1,000 of them, now there are about 600 people," the report said.

It is noted that the Embassy intends to conduct further explanatory work on the order of stay of foreigners in a foreign country among compatriots in order to strengthen friendly relations between the two states.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:41:17 +0600
Delegation from Osh took part in celebration of Nooruz in Andijan Osh, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. A delegation from Osh led by Mayor of the city Aitmamat Kadyrbaev took part in the festivities dedicated to the Nooruz holiday in the Uzbek city of Andijan.

The Kyrgyz delegation visited the festive program in the park named after Alisher Navoi, where they presented sights of national culture and art, customs and traditions, achievements of young and talented scientists, dishes of various nationalities.

In general, more than 50 thousand people took part in the festive events in the park.

Mayor of Osh city Aitmamat Kadyrbaev and hikim of Andijan Dilmurat Rakhmatullayev signed the Program of joint events in the field of enhancing trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the cities and a plan of various events to be held jointly in various promising areas of activity between the two cities.

Osh Mayor Kadyrbayev thanked for the warm welcome, noted the excellent preparation for the celebration of the Nooruz holiday in Andijan and, within the framework of the cultural exchange, invited the delegation from the city of Andijan to visit Osh in May.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:32:59 +0600
Kyrgyz chess player Melis Mamatov wins gold at Chess Tournament in Russia Bishkek, March 20, 2018 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz chess player Melis Mamatov won a gold medal at the international tournament on fast chess "Sapsan-2300", the president of the federation of this sport Milan Turpanov told.

The tournament was held on March 18 in Moscow. 22 chess players from Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Estonia took part in it.

Mamatov won 7 wins in a row and won the competition.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:13:27 +0600
Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan meets in Dushanbe with Prime Minister of Tajikistan Bishkek, Match 20, 2018. / Kabar /. Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Daiyr Kenekeev in the framework of the Kyrgyz-Tajik intergovernmental commission for the comprehensive consideration of bilateral issues met in Dushanbe with Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kokhir Rasulzoda.

The Kyrgyz Government’s press service reported that, during the meeting the sides discussed the mechanisms for implementing the agreements reached within the framework of the official visit of President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov to Tajikistan on Feb. 1-2, 2018.

Rasulzoda stressed that the two states need to develop and strengthen trade and economic cooperation.

"At the moment, official trade turnover statistics do not reflect the potential between the countries. In this regard, the sides need to expand trade and economic relations between the countries. Special attention should be paid to intensifying bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, transport, energy and agriculture," he said.

In turn, Kenekeev noted the readiness of the Kyrgyz side to increase the volume of trade and economic turnover, intensify mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas, create acceptable and mutually beneficial conditions for trade and transportation of goods.

"The Kyrgyz Republic is interested in intensifying cooperation between the two countries. Taking this into account, we will take all measures for the qualitative and timely implementation of the agreements reached earlier between the heads of the two states," he said.

They also discussed issues of cooperation in the water and energy sector.

Following the meeting, the Tajik side confirmed its participation in the Third World Nomad Games, which will be held in September this year in the Kyrgyz Republic and the theatrical International Festival dedicated to the 90th birthday of Kyrgyz writer Chyngyz Aitmatov.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:09:31 +0600
Tajik, Russian presidents optimistic about co-op prospects Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Russian President Vladimir Putin have expressed optimism about the further development of cooperation, the Tajik Telegraph Agency TajikTA reported.

"President Rahmon had a telephone conversation with President Putin today," the Tajik presidential press-service said.

President Rahmon congratulated President Putin on the victory in the presidential election and wished him success in state activity for the benefit of friendly Russia.

The presidents appreciated the level of bilateral interstate relations between Russia and Tajikistan and expressed optimism about the prospects for their further development in the format of strategic partnership.

The sides also exchanged views on certain aspects of regional interaction and the world agenda.

Earlier, President Rahmon sent a congratulatory telegram to President Putin.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:28:28 +0600
Horsemen from Kyrgyzstan get chance to perform at World Equestrian Games in 2018 in USA Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar /. The horsemen from Kyrgyzstan got a chance to perform at the World Equestrian Games in 2018 in the USA, the Federation of this sport of the Kyrgyz Republic reported.

The horsemen from Kyrgyzstan Zarina Turdyeva and Janybek Duyshebaev took part in the FEI Endurance Cup CEI2 International Race on March 17 in Dubai (UAE).

"In the 120 km race, 465 sports rider-horse pairs from 30 countries took part in the event. Only 165 riders could reach the finish and two representatives of Kyrgyzstan were among them - Zarina Turdyeva, who appeared on a horse named Sekhoul, as well as Janybek Duyshebaev on a horse named Riviera-Du-Moulin," the report says.

Now both athletes can get a chance to qualify for performance at the World Equestrian Games in 2018 in the United States.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:01:11 +0600
Dancers from Kyrgyzstan win three prizes at Firework of Stars in Almaty Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Participants of the Folk Song and Dance Ensemble ASIA-NUR won three prizes at the International Competition on Dance Art Firework of Stars 2018, Head of the Ensemble Nurlan Namazbekov told Kabar News Agency.

Competitions were held in Almaty from March 17 to 18. Dancers from Kyrgyzstan as part of the ASIA-NUR Ensemble won in following categories:

- Show of Arab dances - small groups 1st place;

- Contemporary dances – 1st place;

- World Dance- 2nd place.

Dance groups and teams from three countries competed for the title of best: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:10:05 +0600
Social Media of Kyrgyzstan launches campaign in support of Prime Minister’s activities Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Support for Prime Minister Sapar Isakov’s activities is gaining popularity in social mass media.

Users of social media are calling to support initiatives and projects implemented by the Head of Government.

The users said that one of the main achievements of Sapar Isakov is the attraction and involvement of young people in key positions in state agencies. Only thanks to the experience and professionalism of young specialists it was possible to lay the foundation for the development of society and the state.

Along with this, users emphasize the desire of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov to cleanse state administration from dishonest officials. Over the past six months, more than 50 executives have been dismissed from various positions.

Users of social media are united by a desire to maintain stability and allow the young government under the leadership of Sapar Isakov to continue the reforms and projects that have been initiated.

The supporters said that the policy pursued by the Prime Minister on implementation of Taza Koom project will soon have a positive impact on all spheres of the country's life and will help to lay the foundation for a stable development of the state.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:30:02 +0600
Ministry of Justice: 20 centers providing legal consultations across country Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Minister of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Uran Akhmetov delivered a lecture for students of the International University of Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry of Justice reported.

During the lecture, the students learned about the main activities of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic and the stages of implementation of projects within the framework of the State Program Taza Koom.

Uran Akhmetov also told the students about the measures taken to increase the legal culture of the population. He stressed that every citizen in Kyrgyzstan has the right to access to free legal aid, which is provided through a system of state-guaranteed legal aid.

In addition, the participants learned about the activities of the Centers of Free Legal Aid opened by the initiative of the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic.

"Currently 20 centers are providing legal consultations across the republic”, the Minister said.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:52:26 +0600
UN supports Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan transit corridor project Bishkek, March 19, 2018 /Kabar/. A resolution has been unanimously adopted on supporting international efforts to assist Afghanistan at the next meeting of the UN Security Council, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said in his message on this issue, reports Trend news agency.

In this document the UN Security Council, a special role is assigned to the measures being implemented to revive the socio-economic infrastructure of Afghanistan.

The Security Council, on the basis of the initiatives put forward, supported the efforts to strengthen economic cooperation in the region and urged all countries to undertake the necessary work in this direction.

The Agreement on the establishment of the transit, trade and transport corridor Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey (Lapis Lazuli) is among these initiatives.

In November 2017, the Turkmen parliament ratified this agreement, which had been signed in Ashgabat by foreign ministry officials of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

It is expected that the railways and motorways will connect the city of Turgundi in the Afghan province of Herat with Ashgabat, and then with the Caspian port of Turkmenbashi. The corridor will run until Baku, then through Tbilisi to Ankara with branches to Poti and Batumi, and further from Ankara to Istanbul.

The project’s budget, which is aimed at facilitating transit logistics and simplifying customs procedures, is estimated at $2 billion.

The project is designed to increase the economic integration of the region and the volume of trade.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:05:08 +0600
S&P revises outlook on Kazakhstan Bishkek, March 19, 2018 /Kabar/. S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'BBB-/A-3' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Kazakhstan. The outlook is stable, reports Trend news agency.

Despite the deterioration in Kazakhstan's fiscal and external balance sheets following the freezing of $22.6 billion (13 percent of 2018 GDP) in the accounts of the National Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NFRK), the agency expects Kazakhstan to remain in relatively strong net general government debt stock and net external asset positions on average through to 2021.

“We assume that the nearly 20 percent of GDP remaining in the NFRK will not be affected by the ongoing dispute with external investors. We estimate that the government's liquid assets will largely offset its liabilities over 2018-2021,” S&P said in a message.

The agency’s ratings on Kazakhstan remain supported by the government's still relatively strong balance sheet, built on past budgetary surpluses accumulated in the NFRK during the era of high commodity prices. Kazakhstan's liquid external assets exceeding external debt to 2021 also support the ratings.

“The ratings remain constrained by our view that future policy responses may be difficult to predict given the highly centralized political environment; Kazakhstan's moderate level of economic wealth; and remaining challenges to monetary policy credibility, such as our perception that central bank independence is limited,” the message said.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:01:21 +0600
Tajik Parliament mulls visa-free agreement with Uzbekistan Bishkek, March 19, 2018 /Kabar/. The Parliamentary Council of Tajikistan has discussed an agreement with Uzbekistan that allows a visa-free stay for citizens of both countries for a period of up to 30 days, reports Trend news agency with the reference to TajikTA.

"The lower house of the Parliament has today considered the agreement between the governments of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on reciprocal visa-free travel of citizens. The deal was signed during the state visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Tajikistan on March 9,2018," the Parliament said.

Ratification of the agreement will be considered at the next session of the Tajik Parliament, which will be held on March 19, 2018.

Previously, President Mirziyoyev has signed an order allowing a visa-free entry to Uzbekistan for citizens of Tajikistan since March 16.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:58:26 +0600
Green Campaign starts: Bishkek city residents invited to plant trees and shrubs around city Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Bishkek residents are invited to plant trees, twigs and bushes in their yards, in a garden or vegetable garden, near schools and other institutions. The youth environmental movement Movegreen published in facebook.

The movement organizers said that the green plantations are an important part of life of the city people, they create a microclimate favorable for the health of the city people, are the main natural factor of air sanitation, form the general appearance of the city. This promotion starts on March 21 and ends on March 25th.

"In order for more people to follow your sample, we offer to put up photos near planted trees, to designate its place (address of the house or intersection of streets) with the hashtag # Green Bishkek and mark a friend to pass the green relay race. We will collect all the data and photos on this hashtag, put them on a map to see how much "greener" our beloved city has become and to track the fate of plantings next year, "the report says.

Organizers stress that in order to complete the 5-day campaign, Bishkek residents can symbolically turn off the lights in the houses from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the "Hour of the Earth" as a sign of indifference to the future of the planet.

Note: without coordination with the municipality, trees can be planted in the courtyards of houses, in the territories of schools, kindergartens and other institutions at a distance of not less than 5 meters from the buildings. Usually these territories are located from the sidewalk to the building.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:46:39 +0600
Jeenbekov holds telephone conversation with Putin Bishkek, March 19, 2018. / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov held a phone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Kyrgyz President's press service reported.

Jeenbekov congratulated Putin on his reelection as president of the Russian Federation and wished him every success in his highest office.

The two leaders also discussed cooperation within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as the forthcoming meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, which is to be held in the Russian Federation.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:23:30 +0600
State Ecological Technical Inspectorate conducts volunteer clean up event Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar /. Within the framework of Taza Jashoo Program, the State Ecological Technical Inspectorate (SETI) conducted a volunteer clean up event, the press service of the SETI reported on March 17 in Bishkek.

The volunteer clean up event was held in one of the forest park areas of Bishkek with the participation of First Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Askarbek Shadiev, Director of the SETI Kanatbek Muratbekov and the staff of the SETI .

The main goal of the event is aimed at improving sanitary condition of urban and rural areas, landscaping and cleaning. With the advent of spring, every inhabitant must clear his proper territories from trash and not remain indifferent to the problem of environmental pollution. Such events will also be held in preparation for summer tourist season.

Shadiev stressed that such events will give positive results, since the SETI was one of the first to take this initiative. After all, ensuring environmental and technical security of the country is one of the main tasks of the SETI.

This event will continue until the end of spring.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:50:53 +0600
South Korea’s capital to move to new brain and heart of Korea Bishkek, March 19, 2018 / Kabar/. A new administrative capital city of South Korea is being constructed in 120 kilometers away from the current capital city of Seoul.

Sejong, with the nickname of the city of happiness is growing as the de facto administrative capital relocating most of the central government ministries and agencies

In early 2007, the South Korean government decided to create a special administrative district to relocate nine ministries and four national agencies from Seoul. The new administrative city’s official opening was held in 2012.

The city will gather all major central administrative organizations for improved efficiency of the establishment and implementation of policies.

Sejong is named after King Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty, one of the greatest kings in Korean history.

Sejong city wants to be a world-class city with all dreams and hopes of the people as the name literally means “the world’s best”.

Currently the population of the city is about 300 thousand and the city aims to have a population of 800 thousand by 2030.

Sejong city strives to create “A child-women friendly city” by supporting the healthy growth of children, giving world-class smart education, building a woman and family-friendly society.

Moreover, Sejong city wants to become one of the “Top 10 Cultural Cities” of Korea.

Dr. Lee Choon-hee, Sejong Mayor, at a meeting in the Sejong City Hall with a group of journalists from 50 countries of the world, including two from Kyrgyzstan, told that as the practical administrative capital of the country Sejong city is the brain and heart of the Republic of Korea with the 60 % of government administrations now functioning in Sejong.

More than 70 journalists from various countries of the world gathered in South Korea in early March for the World Journalists Conference organized by the Journalists Association of Korea to discuss the role of press for denuclearization of Korean peninsula and world peace. Within the framework of the conference journalists were able to get acquainted with the social and economic development of the country by visiting several cities.

The Sejong Mayor explained journalists that the most important reason to create the administrative city was to address overpopulation in south area. “That’s why we choose Sejong as an administrative capital,” he said.

He also explained that Sejong is located in the centre of South Korea and citizens from any other cities can get Sejong within 2 hours by car and 40 minutes by train. “Its 120 km south of Seoul,” he said.

Mayor Lee Choon-hee added that the Korean Government and the National Assembly debate on relocating and amends the constitution to relocate the administrative capital in local elections in June.

He expressed the hope that the National Assembly and the Supreme Court are also relocated to Sejong city.

Mayor Lee Choon-hee said that the construction of half of the area of Sejong city is completed.

“Sejong is the city where you can expect and imagine of the future because 5 year later it will be totally different,” he concluded.

The author of the idea to relocate the administrative capital is former President Roh Moo-hyun, who sought to relocate the national capital of South Korea from the metropolitan city of Seoul to a new multifunctional administrative city in the centre of the country. The goal was to reduce the influence and dominance of Seoul on national governance and economics, whilst promoting the regional development of other areas of the country.

This is not the first relocation of administrative capital in the world, this is not a unique phenomenon, its a quite common. The capitals are relocated for various geographic, strategic, and sometimes even more peculiar reasons.

There are many examples of that: Kazakhstan’s Astana, Malaysia’s Putra Jaya, Turkey’s Ankara and many others.

Nurzhan Kasmalieva

Kabar News Agency

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:45:54 +0600