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Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is installing 125 new road signs and street maps to improve the tourism experience in Kyrgyzstan. The tourist signs will help visitors to navigate through cities and trekking routes, and show directions to major tourist attractions. This initiative is a part of USAID’s Business Growth Initiative project, which works to strengthen the tourism sector in the country.

According to the USAID/Kyrgyz Republic Mission Director Kimberly Rosen, since 2016, USAID has installed 80 directional signs along major roads, and street maps for walking tours in Osh and Karakol, bringing the total to 205 signs installed throughout the country by June. “This year, USAID is installing an additional eight trekking maps and 11 tourist maps in Naryn, Issyk-Kul, and Osh, as well as 106 directional road signs throughout Kyrgyzstan” said Ms. Rosen.

The road signs adhere to the internationally-recognized color (brown) and format for parks and recreation. Lettering is made of special reflective material that is visible to passing motorists at night.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:00pm

On March 30, 2018, representatives of municipalities, state officials, and representatives of international organizations will convene at the Forum of Aimaks in Bishkek to discuss challenges and strategies to improve regional development in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Despite some progress, TB remains a serious epidemic in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 4:15am

Each year, we recognize World Tuberculosis Day on March 24. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to fight this deadly infectious disease. Following a new roadmap on improving prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) developed with USAID’s support, the Kyrgyz Republic is adopting new treatment models, modernizing the health system, and providing new incentives for doctors.

Kyrgyz tour operators met with more than 1,000 current and potential partners
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 1:15am

Fifteen Kyrgyzstani tour operators participated in Kyrgyzstan’s exhibition at ITB in Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel and tourism fair from March 7-11, 2018. More than 10,000 companies and organizations from 186 countries and regions exhibited their products to trade visitors and consumers over the five-day event. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assisted the delegation in organizing Kyrgyzstan’s exhibition space as part of its efforts to promote tourism in the country.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 4:00am

More than 230 early grade students from two schools in Naryn and Kochkor district and their parents are taking part in reading events organized with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  They will read books together, participate in contests and conduct theatrical performances based on the works of Chyngyz Aitmatov. The events help improve reading skills of students and emphasize the importance of parents’ role in fostering children’s interest in reading and love of books.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 10:45pm

In light  of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is organizing a special event to highlight the successes of women in agriculture. During the event, successful women agricultural producers in Batken, Jalal-Abad, Naryn, and Osh will share their stories. These women work with USAID’s Agro Horizon project, which, among other initiatives, supports women entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic.

USAID helped Kyrgyz manufacturers meet international quality standards
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:15am

Over the last year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) facilitated more than $6 million in exports for local Kyrgyz businesses in the garment industry and agricultural sectors.

The first textbook on TB with country-specific information.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 10:45pm

On February 8, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the 2,200 copies of a new textbook about tuberculosis (TB) to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Science. This is the first student oriented textbook with TB data and analysis relevant to the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia. The textbook is aligned with international best practices and contains the most up-to-date information on this deadly disease.

Thirty-one tour guides received certificates after completing a series of training courses organized by the Association, with support from USAID.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 5:45am

Guides from the Kyrgyz Republic received certification from the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA), an organization that unites over 200,000 tour guides from 70 countries. Thirty-one tour guides received certificates after completing a series of training courses organized by the Association, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). WFTGA certification will help local tour guides to provide international-level service and improve tourism experiences in Kyrgyzstan -- and thus making Kyrgyzstan a more desirable destination for international tourists.

Since November, the treatments are available in the regions of Jalal-Abad, Batken, and Osh.
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00am

The Ministry of Health and USAID’s Challenge TB project started to enroll patients with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) in new, more effective and shorter treatments nationwide. The new treatments are cheaper with fewer side effects than the previously-used standard treatment.


Last updated: October 04, 2017

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