World Bank eyes new development project for Kyrgyz provinces


BISHKEK -- The World Bank has plans to help develop Kyrgyzstan's provinces, AKIpress reported Tuesday (March 12), citing World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Lilia Burunciuc.

Burunciuc made her remarks during a meeting with Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

"The analysis was conducted to determine the basic indicators of the regions," Burunciuc said. "At the first stage, we intend to focus on Osh and Batken regions."

The project seeks to solve a number of issues, including improvements to "the quality of public services, digitalisation, improvement of water supply, roads and infrastructure. At the second stage, the project will cover the rest of the regions of the republic", she said.

The two sides also discussed reforms to Kyrgyzstan's public procurement system, improvements to regional infrastructure, the introduction of digital technology, clean drinking water supply, improvements to the financial sector and the development of the energy industry.

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