Kyrgyzstan boosts security ahead of tourism season


BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan is implementing a number of extra security measures ahead of the upcoming tourism season, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, reported Tuesday (May 29).

More than 5,000 law enforcement personnel, including more than 3,000 police officers and about 2,000 trained volunteers, will maintain public order at resorts and recreational areas, said the ministry.

Mobile patrol police stations have also been deployed to ensure safety along major roads.

During the tourism season, 24-hour road safety posts will operate in Boom Gorge and the Too-Ashu Pass on the road from Bishkek to Osh.

Stickers with emergency numbers are to be displayed at the main points of entry into Kyrgyzstan, which will allow tourists to contact ambulances and rescue teams in case of emergency.

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