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2008-10-12 03:00:17

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 8 October Russia is going to invest in large energy projects in Kyrgyzstan, Russian Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has said at the tenth session of the Kyrgyz-Russian inter-governmental commission. Large investments will be possible after the two heads of state sign an agreement in the energy sphere. Omurgul Toktonazarova gives the details. [Passage omitted: Kyrgyz Energy Minister Saparbek Balkibekov greeted Sergey Shmatko at the...

2008-09-26 15:00:38

Text of report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 26 September: Kyrgyzstan's current debt to be paid to Uzbekistan for natural gas is about 2m dollars, Prime Minister Igor Chudinov said in parliament today during the discussion of an issue related to preparing economic sectors and the country's people for the autumn and winter periods of 2008-2009. An MP from the faction of the Social Democratic Party, Murat Dzhurayev, said that if Kyrgyzstan bought natural...

2008-09-26 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 26 September: Due to a power crisis, winter holidays will be extended for several schools in Kyrgyzstan from 25 December to 1 March [2009], the Kyrgyz minister of industry, energy and fuel resources, Saparbek Balkibekov, said in parliament today. He said that nearly two-month-long holidays would have to be introduced in only secondary schools that had failed to switch from electrical heating to other types of fuel on...

2008-09-17 15:00:32

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg website Bishkek, 17 September: "Kyrgyzstan and Russia are ready to sign an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the sphere of hydroelectric power generation in the immediate future," Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said in an exclusive interview with the Kyrgyz news agency 24.kg, commenting on the results of his working visit to Moscow. He said that "there was an exchange of views on the importance and necessity of...

2008-08-17 21:00:48

Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov has said that his country should cut down the export of electricity to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan this year due to a shortage of water in the country's major Toktogul reservoir. In an interview with the state-owned Kabar news agency, Chudinov said that electricity exports had been reduced from 2.2bn kWh to 400m kWh this year. "We asked our neighbours before and we have requested them several times this year to draw up a set of measures to import electricity...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

BISHKEK. July 31 (Interfax) - Kyrgyzstan is on the brink of a total power outage, Prime Minister Igor Chudinov said at the meeting of the government on Thursday. "I feel that we are about to have a total power outage," he said. "That must not happen, especially at plants," he said. Energy executives said it was necessary "to save 600 megawatt of electricity during the upcoming heating season in order to keep plants running." It is planned to suspend electricity supplies to private houses...

2008-07-25 12:01:14

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 25 July: Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov met the head of the World Bank's office in Kyrgyzstan, Roger Robinson, and a sector manager, and an acting regional director of the World Bank in Central Asia, Moto Koichi [name transliterated]. The government's press service said that the sides discussed the current state of the Kyrgyz economy at the meeting. They paid much attention to the issues of ensuring...

2008-07-03 06:00:39

Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Bishkek, 3 July: "Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have reached a bilateral decision to resume supply of water from Kyrgyzstan to the neighbouring country," an adviser to the Kazakh embassy in Kyrgyzstan, Boranbek Albergenov, has told a Kabar news agency correspondent. "Three days ago, a delegation headed by [Kazakh] Deputy Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Duysenbay Turganov and the chairman of the Agriculture Ministry's...