September 17, 2008
Kyrgyz Leader Signs Decree on Increasing Pensions
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website
Bishkek, 18 September: Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has signed a decree "On increasing pensions", the president's press service has said.
Thus, the total amount of pensions, taking into account compensatory payments for electricity in 2008, will increase from 1,114 soms to 1,441.7 soms (or by 29.4 per cent) from 1 October.
[Passage omitted: The pension rise is financed by the Kyrgyz pension fund]
Originally published by AKIpress news agency website, Bishkek, in Russian 1216 16 Sep 08.
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