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May 2, 2020

A phased procedure for the resumption of economic activity has been developed

A phased procedure for the resumption of economic activity in the Kyrgyz Republic has been developed, Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev said at a meeting of the Country’s Operational Office on April 28, 2020.

The phased procedure for the resumption of economic activity is drawn up in accordance with the developed criteria and in strict accordance with its impact on the epidemiological situation in the country.

The following economic activity is allowed from May 1, 2020 amid the state of emergency:

1. Industry and production:

Power industry;

Chemical, oil and gas industry;

Mechanical engineering, instrument making and electro-technical industry;

Mining industry, non-ferrous and ferrous metallurgy;

Textile, leather and footwear industry;

Furniture industry;

Production of building materials.

2. Construction sector:

Construction objects;

Contract work in the field of irrigation, drinking water supply, as well as canals, roads and bridges;

Related work and services.

3. Services for repair and maintenance of vehicles:

Maintenance and repair, including oil change and painting;

Vulcanization and balancing of tires;

Car washing and dry cleaning.

4. Services of private and public notaries.

5. Trade sphere:

Online stores (electronic commerce), including delivery of goods, including through courier services;

Wholesale and supply of building materials, with the exception of stores (wholesale points / warehouses / suppliers of building materials);

Wholesale (outlets / warehouses / shops) and supply of fabrics and accessories, with the exception of markets;

Auto parts stores, bicycle parts, components, oils and car paints.

6. Services of hairdressing salons (exclusively cutting, dyeing and hair styling by appointment).

7. Transport services through organized taxi services (with transportation of not more than two people).


On the introduction of new mechanisms to stimulate direct investment in the Kyrgyz Republic

In order to introduce new mechanisms to stimulate direct investment inflow into the Kyrgyz Republic, a draft law is being developed “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Kyrgyz Republic on Investment Support Issues”, which was sent to the Government.

The bill provides for the simplification of the transformation of land plots, lowering the threshold amount of investment from 50 10 million US dollars to 10 million US dollars of direct investments, allowing for the preparation of a direct investment agreement between the investor and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also introduces the concept of investment lots - investment projects with the necessary package of documents with possible solutions for connecting engineering communications to the investment project offered to investors.


President Sooronbai Jeenbekov signs a decree to extend the state of emergency in certain territories of the country

On April 28, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed the Decree “On Amending Some Decisions of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic”.

The decree extends the state of emergency in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, Jalal-Abad and the At-Bashy district of the Naryn oblast until May 10, 2020 inclusive.


Resolution of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic of April 29, 2020 No. 225

On approval of the Protocol on amendments to the Agreement on the coordinated development of international transport corridors passing through the territory of the CIS member states of November 20, 2009, signed on October 28, 2016 in Minsk.