On December 12, National Literature Day, U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney announced USAID's donation of over 264,000 books that will be distributed among all Kyrgyz-language public primary schools. Each Kyrgyz-language public primary school will receive a set of 123 Kyrgyz language books featuring tales, stories, riddles, and poetry tailored to the needs of early readers.
On December 8, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Alan Meltzer presented a copy of pedestrian street map signs that were installed in Karakol to the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government in Issyk-Kul oblast, Askhat Akibaev, and to Mayor of Karakol Daniyar Arpachiev. The U.S. Government, through USAID, installed 46 tourist signs across Issyk-Kul oblast, including four pedestrian maps in cities to make the world-class tourist attractions of the oblast more accessible to visitors.
The U.S. Government, the United Nations (UN), and the Ministry of Health commemorated World AIDS Day through a joint event that reaffirmed their shared commitment to partner in the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS.
On November 22, the USAID Agro Horizon project and Oasis Agro, LLC, signed a memorandum of understanding to boost diary production in Osh and Jalal-Abad. This partnership will leverage private sector investment and expertise to increase the efficiency and quality of milk production, which will improve competitiveness of Kyrgyz farmers.
On November 18-19, Jyrgalan Valley is hosting a festival to kick off the 2016-2017 ski season, featuring concerts, games and other activities showcasing winter sports, local handicrafts, and guest houses in the burgeoning Tian Shan backcountry ski destination located 60 kilometers east of Karakol. The festival is being organized with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
From July through September, 2016 , the United States, through the USAID Agro Horizon project, sponsored a series of business growth events to connect Kyrgyzstani agricultural producers with local and international buyers.
The U.S. Government, through USAID’s Business Growth Initiative, installed easy-to-read pedestrian maps and road signs in the city of Osh and throughout the oblast to help tourists better navigate the area. On October 21, USAID presented a copy of the map to the Mayor of Osh, Mr. Kadyrbaev, during a ceremony commemorating this initiative.
rom October 11-20, USAID trained representatives of 20 small hotels and guest houses in Batken, Jalal-Abad and Osh on hospitality, marketing, and promotion. The U.S. Government, through USAID’s Business Growth Initiative project, provided these results oriented trainings that will help to strengthen the Kyrgyz Republic’s tourism sector and businesses.
Bishkek – On October 14, 2016, The United States through USAID in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Naryn State Administration, the Naryn Mayor’s Office, the town of Kok Jangak and local family medical centers, organized a youth run and concert to celebrate the Global Handwashing Day and World Food Day. Both events highlighted the important roles good hand washing practices and nutritious diet play in supporting a healthy life.
Last updated: November 28, 2016