President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov declared 2018 the Year of Regional Development, Kabar with reference to the press service of the president reported.
He declared his idea at a meeting with residents of Zhumgal region of Naryn oblast.
The Decree "On the Announcement of 2018 the Year of Regional Development", was signed by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic on Jan. 9, 2018 and will become the basic document for the development of the regions, the report said.
He reminded that when he was a prime minister of the country, the Concept for the Development of the Regions, the Program for Providing Population with Clean Drinking Water and the Irrigation Improvement Program in the country were worked out and adopted. The President said that the decree will give a powerful impetus to these programs.
President Zheenbekov said that that the particular attention will be paid to creating new jobs in the regions, which leads to decrease of internal and external migration. Efforts will be directed to the development of road and transport infrastructure, supporting the export potential of the regions, creating conditions for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, attracting investments directed for economic development of the regions.