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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:30am

Osh – The U.S. Government through USAID’s Business Growth Initiative partnered with a local Kyrgyzstani apparel firm to open a new service center in Osh that will provide printing and cutting services for sewing shops in Osh city and the entire south. The service center will save local garment producers significant amounts of money and time.

The center was established in cooperation with Dastan, one of the largest clothing companies in the south. U.S. Ambassador Ms. Sheila Gwaltney participated in the opening ceremony of the center on June 15. During the ceremony, she highlighted the importance of providing affordable and reliable services to smaller workshops so that the industry remains competitive.

The center will benefit smaller apparel workshops in the south that cannot afford to purchase specialized equipment such as digital pattern making equipment. Moreover, drawing and printing patterns with computer software provided by Dastan is more efficient than older manual methods.

The consolidation center is one of the largest in the south and can sort, clean, and package around 24,000 tons of vegetables per year. 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:15am

On June 14, U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney attended the opening ceremony of a vegetable consolidation center in Aravan that will directly benefit thousands of farmers in the south of the country. This Aravan-based facility is a result of a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the private entrepreneur Mr. Avaz Abdurahimov. The consolidation center is one of the largest in the south and can sort, clean, and package around 24,000 tons of vegetables per year. 

The five-day training included a mix of classroom studies and a two-day mountain trek
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:15am

The U.S. Government, through USAID, partnered with the Kyrgyz Mountain Guides Association to train 75 trekking guides from May 10 through 24. Trekking guides from across the country were trained on customer care, international safety, and geographical orientation. The five-day training included a mix of classroom studies and a two-day mountain trek at an altitude of 2,300 meters in the Jyrgalan Valley. This was the first large-scale trekking guide training in Kyrgyzstan—an event which the Kyrgyz Mountain Guides Association intends to continue in the future.

Each library will receive a set of 1,639 books featuring tales, stories, riddles, and poetry.
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4:30am

On April 21, during the World Book Day celebration at Kurmanjan Datka Square in Bishkek, U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney announced a donation of over 130,000 books to 80 children’s libraries across the country. The United States will contribute the books through its USAID Reading Together project, which improves the reading skills of early grade students.

The app enables citizens to upload photos, track other messages and read the news of the Mayor's Office.
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 1:00am

A new mobile application, OshCity, allows Osh residents to send appeals, complaints and recommendations directly to the Mayor’s Office or 25 municipal services, which will greatly simplify communication between citizens and the Mayor’s Office. In addition, the app enables citizens to upload photos, track other messages and read the news of the Mayor's Office.

The kiosks will inform travelers about their rights and steps they can take to avoid becoming victims of human trafficking.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:45am

On April 10, 2017, the U.S. Government through USAID launched two information terminals at Manas International Airport to prevent human trafficking and protect the rights of Kyrgyzstani migrants traveling abroad.

The yurt attracted countless visitors and also doubled as a meeting space
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:15pm

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.”

USAID supported more than 1,000 patients in completing the long and often difficult TB treatment process
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:30am

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.

The Kyrgyz booth served boorsok and kymys to visitors as they enjoyed classic melodies from traditional komuz players.
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:30am

From January 26-29, seven tour operators from the Kyrgyz Republic participated in the Eastern Mediterranean Travel and Tourism (EMITT) fair in Istanbul, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In partnership with the Turkish travel and media firm, Gezimanya, USAID also hosted several promotional events at the exhibition to generate additional interest in Kyrgyzstan among foreign tour operators, tourism social media bloggers and traditional media outlets. As a result, Kyrgyzstani tour operators negotiated 42 potential contracts for the 2017 summer season.

More than 5,000 people attended the Kyrgyz booth
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:15pm

From January 18-22, USAID supported the Kyrgyz Tourism Department’s participation in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) Madrid exhibition. FITUR is a leading European tourism fair and a total 9,500 tourism companies from 165 countries participated in this year’s event.

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