Japan to finance strengthening medical diagnostic capacity of Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy region

Kyrgyzstan Materials 9 February 2023 15:45 (UTC +04:00)
Alyona Pavlenko
Alyona Pavlenko
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 9. Japan agreed to provide a grant worth $7.6 million to Kyrgyzstan in the frame of the “Improvement of medical equipment in Bishkek city and Chuy region” project, Trend reports via Kyrgyz media.

According to the information, the Finance Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Almaz Baketaev, the Ambassador of Japan to Kyrgyzstan Hideki Gouda, and the Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kawamoto Hiroyuki, signed the Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement on the "Improvement of medical equipment in Bishkek city and Chuy region" project.

The goal of the project is to strengthen diagnostic capacity by providing medical equipment to Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy region, which is located in the northern part of the country.

The cooperation between Japan and Kyrgyzstan’s Chuy region extends also to tourism fields.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched the Master Plan Project for Regional Development and Tourism Promotion through the Utilization of World Heritage Sites in the Chuy Region in April 2022. According to the plans, the project will be completed in February 2026.

The main goal of this project is to draw up the tourism master plan for the Chuy region, which will be used by the Kyrgyz people working in the tourism sector.

Since the beginning of activities in Kyrgyzstan, some 30 agreements have been signed by JICA and the Embassy of Japan to Kyrgyzstan. Currently, there is work underway for the implementation of 4 investment projects, and 2 projects are being implemented as part of technical assistance.