Kyrgyzstan allocates KGS 640 mln for possible 2nd wave of virus

BISHKEK: Ex-Minister of Health Kosmosbek Cholponbaev has been detained on Tuesday on suspicion of negligence and power abuse, the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes said.
Earlier, the State Service for Combating Economic Crimes has opened a criminal case on suspicion of negligence and abuse of office in relation to the responsible persons of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.
It was found that the leaders of the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, abusing their official position, as well as against the interests of the people and the state, entered into an unprofitable contract for the provision of consulting services, which caused damage to the state budget in the amount of about KGS 9 million.
Meanwhile, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic Azamat Zhamankulov participating in a meeting of the working group on culture of the intergovernmental Kyrgyz-Russian commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical and humanitarian cooperation.
The press service of the ministry reported that the meeting was held in Kazan with the participation of President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
Speaking at the meeting, Zhamankulov noted the importance of bilateral cooperation in the field of culture and art, and proposed to discuss further prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation between individual cultural institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation, the report said.
In addition, the minister added that further cooperation in the field of culture between the two states will give a great impetus to interaction in strategically important areas in the political, trade, economic and cultural and humanitarian terms.
“There are still many bilateral events ahead, which will be held under the auspices of the Cross Year, and we are confident that the results will bring great benefits within the framework of the strategic partnership,” he said.
Zhamankulov also expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, as well as the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan for such a warm welcome, as well as for the high level of organization of the meeting.
Moreover, the Government of Kyrgyzstan has allocated KGS 640 million for possible second wave of coronavirus, Prime Minister of the republic Kubatbek Boronov told reporters during a news briefing on September 15.
He noted that in case if this money is not enough, more will be allocated.
In addition, the head of the government said that a total of KGS 5.4 billion were allocated from the republican budget for the fight against coronavirus, of which KGS 5.2 billion were used.
Boronov told where exactly these funds were allocated.–Agencies