Authorities plan to blanket the entire country with enhanced security by 2023.
Elections are coming October 15 and Kyrgyzstan wants no terrorist incident to mar them.
The most tangible sign of progress was the re-opening of the long-restricted Dostuk/Dustlik border crossing.
The Ministry of Defence is expecting to hold 7,000 anti-extremism outreach events in 2017.
Kyrgyz women are making a significant contribution to battling terrorism, say observers and officials.
An upcoming Tashkent summit of the two countries' presidents could determine the fate of the railway project, say observers.
The likely end of combat in Syria and Iraq means a mass return of defeated militants to Kyrgyzstan, warn observers.
The burden of identifying, accommodating or repatriating the abandoned or orphaned children of ISIS foreign fighters has fallen on Iraq.
Militants who regard Afghanistan and Pakistan as 'Khorasan Province' in their idea of a caliphate could move the theatre of war from the Middle East to Central Asia, observers warn.