BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has declared 2018 a year of development for the nation's provinces, AKIpress reported.
Jeenbekov made the announcement Wednesday (January 10) during a meeting with residents of Jumgal District, Naryn Province.
It came after he signed a decree on systematic changes in the development of the provinces Tuesday (January 9), according to his press office.
The main goal is to create jobs and reduce migration, he said.
That will involve improving roads and other transportation infrastructure, supporting small- and medium-businesses and attracting investments, according to Jeenbekov.