The official launch of phase 2 of the Sustainable Economic Development project contributing to the “Green Economy and Sustainable Development of the Private Sector in the Kyrgyz Republic” took place on April 22 in Osh. Thanks to Swiss funding, the programme will be expanding its outreach to Batken region.
The event has been organized jointly with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic and the local authorities. The programme is co-financed by the governments of Switzerland and Germany and implemented by GIZ.
The Swiss government will contribute Euro 2.1 million. The additional Swiss funds will be allocated to continue the work in the Jalal-Abad region and to strengthen new value chains in Batken region.
The programme will support the local producers and entrepreneurs for better income prospects and use of green technologies. In Batken region successful business model that worked in Jalal-Abad region will be replicated.
Since 2015, Swiss contribution is totalling almost 7 million Euros. The programme already contributed to put in place profitable private technical advisory services that improved production and opened access to high value international for organic plums and early vegetables. In the Jalal Abad region only almost 1000 new jobs were created; nearly 600 agricultural producers have substantially increased their income; around 140 food processing small and medium enterprises increased their incomes by 40%.
In general the programme promotes green practices ensuring sustainable private sector development in Issyk-Kul, Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions of Kyrgyzstan.
For more details about the event and the programme please contact: Erlan Amiraev, tel.: (0770) 111081, email: firstname.lastname@example.org