Russia allocates $ 2 mln to support food safety projects in Issyk-Kul

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Bishkek, Feb. 14, 2018. / Kabar /. The project on food safety in Issyk-Kul oblast has begun in 2016, is implementing by UNIDO and is funded by the Russian side, Nurgul Baiburaeva, the Project Coordinator told at the conference "Development of Production Industries and Strengthening Their Links with the Tourism Sector in Issyk-Kul Oblast".

The amount of financing is $ 2 million. Project duration is 3 years.

She said that the project is implemented in three phases: initial, installation and final.

"I must say that we have completed the first phase. We selected from the five proposed sectors the tourism, fruits and vegetables. The most acceptable sectors are selected. Also we have already trained specialists. The second phase is devoted to financial assistance to companies in this industry to improve their production part. Now we are working on selecting these companies," she explained.

Baiburaeva said that about 20 companies submitted applications. The difficulty is that all of them are of different levels and after the selection, the assistance will be provided.

In addition, Nurgul Baiburaeva said that the Issyk-Kul region was selected by donors, that is, the government of Russia as the most attractive tourist area.


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