The ceremony was hosted by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Investment Protection and Promotion Agency and made possible with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Three IBC member companies – Bishkek Branch of Plasform Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S, South Kyrgyz Cement CJSC and Muza LLC were awarded with winners' diplomas and statuettes.
The Plasform Company, established in 1997 in the Bishkek Free Economic Zone, manufactures PET preforms for bottles used for packaging carbonated beverages. The company is among of the largest manufacturers in the local market. The company's products are distinguished by its high quality, guaranteed by modern equipment and effective control. Read more: http://www.plasform.kg/; http://www.kabar.kg/news/mds-kak-uderzhat-investorov-v-sez/
The South Kyrgyz Cement CJSC is one of the largest cement producers in Kyrgyzstan. The South Kyrgyz Cement is a modern enterprise for the production of cement by the "dry" method, with a capacity of 1 million tons of cement per year. The main advantage of the "dry" method of cement production is reducing fuel and electricity consumption. The South Kyrgyz Cement is the most environmentally friendly plant producing building materials in Kyrgyzstan. More: https://www.ykc.kg/
The Musa LLC established in 1991 is a DHL agent in Kyrgyzstan. Over more than 26 years, the company has maintained the status of one of the leading companies in Kyrgyzstan, and a leader in the express delivery and cargo transportation market. The company is the official agent of all airlines serving the market of Kyrgyzstan, and a number of airlines serving the near and far abroad. More: https://muza.kg/; http://www.kabar.kg/news/mds-ekspress-gruzoperevozki-i-biznes/
A total of 25 awards were given to Kyrgyzstani businesses involved in various economic sectors such as the apparel, construction, and jewelry industries.
The Best Exporter of the Kyrgyz Republic is an annual event that recognizes top Kyrgyzstani exporters that have made significant contributions to the national economy through the export of domestic goods. The awards are meant to give visibility to economic role models that stimulate investments and contribute to export-oriented manufacturing and processing.
Prime Minister Muhammedkaly Abylgaziyev took part in the award ceremony. During his opening remarks he stressed that export development is the highest priority for the Kyrgyz Government.
“In addition, we adopted a decree which approved 1 billion soms for export-oriented enterprises on preferential terms,” said the Prime Minister.
According to the US Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Donald Lu, who also participated in the ceremony, agricultural exports from Kyrgyzstan are a huge potential area of economic growth.
“Over the past five years we have invested $42 million to support farmers and small and medium businesses. Together we will create 19,000 new jobs in the country,” he said.
USAID supported the 2018 Best Exporter of the Kyrgyz Republic through its Enterprise Competitiveness Project, a five-year activity designed to increase income levels of Kyrgyzstani households through the creation of jobs and livelihood opportunities among small and medium enterprises.