Kyrgyzstan considers lower power rates for orphanages, other institutions


BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's government is mulling reduced power rates for boarding schools, houses of worship and orphanages as part of an overhauled policy on electricity bills, 24.kg reported Monday (January 8).

Such institutions have been paying the same rates as for-profit businesses.

The parliamentary Committee on Fuel, Energy Complex and Subsoil Use ordered a review of power rates for such organisations, Taalaybek Nurbashev, director of the State Agency for Regulation of the Fuel and Energy Complex, told 24.kg.

Lawmakers have set a deadline of mid-January for the cabinet to submit a new proposal on those rates, with a final decision expected within three months.

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