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Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kyrgyz AKIpress news agency website Bishkek, 25 July: Sixty per cent of trees (or wood) illegally felled in Kyrgyzstan are used for preparing firewood, the head of the department for forest ecosystems under the Kyrgyz state agency for the protection of the environment and forestry, Askat Kysanov, told a news conference in Bishkek today.
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].
EU updates blacklist of banned airlines BRUSSELS, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission on Thursday updated a blacklist of airlines that are banned from flying into European Union (EU) member states due to safety concerns.
President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has told well-off people to switch from using electric heaters to coal in winter.
Text of report headlined "Not `Fonta'n" by privately-owned daily Kyrgyz newspaper Vecherniy Bishkek on 18 July The activities of two gold mining firms have been suspended in [Kyrgyzstan's southwestern] Dzhalal-Abad Region.
Text of report by state-owned Kyrgyz news agency Kabar Kabar, 18 July: American pilots from the Ganci air base at Manas [Airport in the Kyrgyz capital] jettisoned about 31 tonnes of aviation fuel into the air while refuelling a military transport over Kyrgyzstan at the end of June, the deputy director of the Kyrgyz state agency for environment protection and forestry, Aytkul Burkhanov, has told the Kabar news agency.
Excerpt from report by state-owned Kyrgyz Television 1 on 15 July [Presenter] President Kurmanbek Bakiyev visited the Alemedin hydroelectric power station No. 5 today. He arrived there to see for himself that the station was operating successfully.
Excerpt from report by privately-owned Kazakhstan Today news agency website Bishkek, 15 July: The export of electricity to Kazakhstan began from 14 July this year, the press secretary of the Elektricheskiye stantsii [Electric power stations] joint stock company, Natalya Orlova, has told the [Kazakhstan Today] news agency's correspondent.
BISHKEK. July 6 (Interfax) - The United States does not plan to enlarge the coalition forces' Ganci air base at the Manas airport near Bishkek, U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Marie Yovanovitch said in an interview with the newspaper Vecherny Bishkek. Local mass media earlier claimed that the U.S.
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.
The Taigan, also known as the Kyrgyzskaya Borzaya Taigan, is a breed of domestic sighthound dog that originated in Kyrgyzstan, although it can be found from Central Asia to Northern Africa today. The exact origins of this breed are largely unknown, because the Kyrgyz people who developed the breed were mostly nomadic. The modern form of the Taigan is designated as a mountain breed that is built for working in the Tian Shan mountain range. The Taigan received its first standard in 1964,...