The Gazprom headquarters hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Company's Management Committee and Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The parties addressed the issues of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the energy sector. It was pointed out that Gazprom strongly contributed to meeting the growing gas demand in Kyrgyzstan. Under the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Republic, the Company is executing a large-scale program for upgrading and developing domestic gas infrastructure. This year Gazprom has invested RUB 4.5 billion into the diagnostics and improvement of Kyrgyzstan's gas transmission system (GTS). The GTS was fully prepared for the 2015–2016 autumn/winter period. In 2016 it is planned to increase the volume of investments into the GTS of the Republic thrice. Currently Gazprom is also working on a program for heat supply to 15 cities of Kyrgyzstan.
In addition, the meeting considered scaling up geological exploration activities in the Kugart and Eastern Mailu-Suu IV blocks.
The parties paid special attention to Gazprom's implementation of social projects in Kyrgyzstan. Today the city of Talas is hosting the opening ceremony of the second sports & recreation center in the Republic, constructed under the Gazprom for Children program. All in all, Gazprom is planning to build 16 sports & recreation centers in Kyrgyzstan.