Kyrgyzstan needs 20 new seismic stations

Kyrgyzstan Materials 13 January 2010 12:09 (UTC +04:00)

Kyrgyzstan is in need of at least 20 new seismic stations, Kanat Abdrahmanov, director of the Kyrgyz National Seismic Security Institute said at the parliamentary session in Bishkek Tuesday, news agency "24.kg" reported.

At the time, Kyrgyzstan has 34 seismic stations, whereof 24 are analogues. "All stations we have are archaic. At least 10 modern stations work in Bishkek and its outskirts, which were bought by international donors," he said.

Kyrgyz government does not give a penny for seismic needs, while we require at least 20 new stations $30,000-$40,000 each to provide sufficient control over the whole territory of the country.