Gazprom Chairman of the Board of Directors Alexei Miller held working meetings with the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and Prime Minister Joomart Otorbayev in Bishkek today.
According to Gazprom’s website, the Russian company’s delegation participated in the special meeting of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on the development of the gas industry in the country.
The General Gas-Supply Plan of the Kyrgyz Republic up to 2030 developed by Gazprom was reviewed. It was noted that the document calls for large-scale expansion and modernisation of gas transportation routes in Kyrgyzstan, as well as underground gas storage and distribution facilities. Under the General Plan, new facilities will be built to transport gas to the south of the republic and for independent gas service in certain areas of the country.
“Gazprom is meeting the obligations undertaken when entering the Kyrgyzstan gas market ahead of schedule. Implementation of the General Gas-Supply Plan is a large-scale project that will significantly increase the reliability of gas supply to consumers. The availability of gas service in the country will increase from 22% to 60% by 2030. The 2015–2017 investment programme of our subsidiary Gazprom Kyrgyzstan will be RUB 35 billion, which is 1.7 times more than our obligations for 5 years accepted when acquiring the asset”, said Mr Miller.
Today, Alexei Miller and Almazbek Atambayev also participated in the groundbreaking for construction of a sports and fitness complex in Bishkek under the Gazprom for Children programme. More than 400 athletes and amateurs will be able to attend the complex daily to practice competitive sports, aerobics and various martial arts. Completion of complex construction is planned for the second half of 2016. In total, plans are to build 16 sports complexes in various regions of Kyrgyzstan under the Gazprom for Children programme.
In 2014, Gazprom and OAO Kyrgyzgaz signed a sales contract for a 100% share of KyrgyzgazProm (renamed Gazprom Kyrgyzstan), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyrgyzgaz. Gazprom Kyrgyzstan is the exclusive importer of natural gas in Kyrgyzstan, and the owner of the country’s gas transmission and distribution systems.
In 2007, Gazprom and the Government of Kyrgyzstan signed an Agreement on Geological Exploration, under which Gazprom obtained two mineral licenses for the Kugart and East Mailisu IV blocks. This exploration project is being implemented by Gazprom International, the sole Gazprom company specialising in upstream projects outside the Russian Federation.
The Gazprom for Children programme is Gazprom’s largest project aimed at creating conditions for harmonious spiritual and physical development of children and adolescents, as well as involvement of the maximum number of children in sports, artistic and amateur clubs.
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