British specialists implement aviation security projects in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Materials 7 December 2022 22:06 (UTC +04:00)
British specialists implement aviation security projects in Kyrgyzstan

British specialists arrived in Kyrgyzstan to implement aviation security projects, the press service of the State Civil Aviation Agency (SACA) said, Trend reports citing Kabar.

The first joint meeting of the project team of the UK Civil Aviation Agency and representatives of the SACA was held yesterday in Bishkek, where the plans were discussed to update the flight safety program of Kyrgyzstan in accordance with international requirements.

The project will be implemented in Kyrgyzstan in several stages. At the first stage, British experts will analyze the legislation of the republic, study in detail the information, documentation and reports necessary for the preparation of the next stages, the report said.

The project will concern the improvement of aviation administration, the operation of airfields, the work of aviation personnel and the improvement of the legislative framework. All these activities are aimed at removing Kyrgyzstan from the "black list" of the European Union, which will allow domestic airlines to fly to the EU countries.

A similar program is being implemented in 140 states. British experts provide comprehensive advice, conduct training, implement regulatory systems based on the standards of the UK and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

These events are carried out within the framework of the project “Third Phase of the Program for the Improvement of Regional Communications in Central Asia”. It includes measures to increase the capacity of the State Civil Aviation Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic.

It also includes:

• construction of five tourist service centers and creation of community geoparks in the Tyup and Ak-Suu districts of the Issyk-Kul region;

• Rehabilitation of a section of the road Tyup - checkpoint "Karkyra" (from 39 to 76 km), the road adjacent to it, leading to the tourist camp in the gorge "Karkyra" (15 km);

• purchase of road maintenance equipment.

The project is estimated at 55 million US dollars. Of these, 27.5 million US dollars is a loan from the World Bank for a period of 38 years with an interest rate of 0.75% per annum. The first six years are preferential. The other half of the funds is presented as a grant. Co-financing of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic under the project is not provided.

The draft of the relevant agreement was adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh on October 31, 2019 and ratified on November 18 of the same year.