Director of the WB for Central Asia described cooperation with the leadership of Kyrgyzstan as constructive
Bishkek, July 24 / Kabar /. Executive Director of the World Bank for Central Asia, Jörg Frieden described the cooperation with the leadership of Kyrgyzstan as constructive. He expressed his opinion in Bishkek during a meeting with First Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Aaly Karashev.
The Department of Information Policy of the Government’s Office of the KR reports that, during the meeting A. Karashev highly appreciated the support of the World Bank to Kyrgyzstan in the form of grants and easy credits for development of the country. Since 1992 the amount of assistance provided to Kyrgyzstan by the WB has exceeded one billion U.S. dollars.
The First Vice Prime Minister briefed about priorities of the Government of the KR, implementation of the Government's program "The stability and decent life".
A.Karashev asked the WB Executive Director for Central Asia to render assistance in extension of the project term "Rural Water Supply and Sanitation - 2" of Taza Suu Project.
"Unfortunately, there were problems in implementation of this project. The current government is working to eliminate the mistakes and shortcomings. The project is very necessary to our country. 65 percent of the population live in rural areas,and not all villages have access to pure drinking water", said the First Vice Prime Minister.
J. Frieden described the World Bank's cooperation with the leadership of Kyrgyzstan as constructive. He said that the WB is ready to continue to provide necessary financial support to the country in implementing projects aimed at improving living standards, create new jobs, etc.
During the meeting the sides also discussed issues of corruption and social projects currently being implemented with support of the WB.