From March 8-12, the U.S. Government through USAID partnered with Kyrgyzstani tour operators to represent the Kyrgyz Republic at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel and tourism exhibition held annually in the German capital. A fully operational traditional Kyrgyz yurt drew in more than 10,000 visitors eager to glimpse authentic nomad culture and sample traditional food, drink, and music. After the event Ms. Rahat Jamalova, head of tourism promotion NGO “Destination Karakol,” remarked “Ten thousand visitors far exceeds the number of visits in 2016, and we look forward to seeing how that translates to real visitors to the country in the 2017-18 season.”
Today, March 24, the U.S. Government commemorates World TB Day by reaffirming its commitment to eradicating tuberculosis (TB) with the Kyrgyz Republic. Through the USAID Defeat TB project, the U.S. is investing over $12 million over five years in the health and future of the Kyrgyzstani people.
Brief summary of USAID activities in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Kyrgyz Republic is the only freely elected parliamentary democracy
in post-Soviet Central Asia. As such, in support of long-term stability
and prosperity, the United States focuses on consolidating, sustaining
and strengthening the country’s hard-won democratic gains while
promoting economic progress, strengthened public services and
stronger ties across the region.
The main goal of the Smart Waters project is to address the knowledge dis-lock in the region in water sector, build working relations among water managers and specialists, and demonstrate the potential of the basin management approach and cooperation with the academia.
Last updated: March 30, 2017