Gazprom invests in natural gas infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan RUB 100 billion by 2030, said Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev
“Gazprom” invests in gas and gas-transport infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan RUB 100 billion by 2030. This was stated by Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev during the Russian-Kyrgyz talks in Bishkek.
“The plans of the powerful, — said Medvedev. — One third of that volume in the coming years.” He added that gas cooperation — the key issue of character for the two countries.
Medvedev also said that Russian-Kyrgyz relations, there are negative trends, in particular, the reduction of turnover. “Our task is to make efforts to bring him out of the falling trend in developing”, he said. In particular, in the first quarter of 2016 recorded two-fold growth of shipments of goods from Kyrgyzstan in Russia. “That is understandable,” said Medvedev. — We have a whole range of providers from the sanctions countries currently do not. And for our partners, this opens up additional opportunities.” As previously reported, news agencies, we are talking about the supply of foodstuffs and agricultural raw materials.
The trade turnover between Russia and Kyrgyzstan in 2015, according to the FCS, decreased by 25% (to $1.37 billion), and by the end of the first quarter of 2016 — 37% (to $265 million). With up to 95% of bilateral trade is exported from Russia, whereas the import of Kyrgyz goods to Russia in the last quarter was $26 million (growth in two times in comparison with the same quarter last year).
Gazprom through its subsidiary Gazprom Kyrgyzstan” owns gas transmission and distribution systems of Kyrgyzstan, in 2014, the Russian monopoly has purchased the related assets for just $1. In 2015, the group “Gazprom” has put to Bishkek, about 300 million cubic meters of gas.
In addition, countries today signed an agreement on cooperation in the sphere of deliveries of oil and oil products. Earlier it was reported that the Russian government has prepared a draft document, according to which Russia will not levy export duties on oil and petroleum products supplied for domestic consumption in Kyrgyzstan.
From the Russian side in the talks in Bishkek also participated, in addition to the Prime Minister, first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, head of the FCS Andrei Belyaninov, Deputy Ministers of internal Affairs, Finance, economic development, labor, energy, foreign Affairs.
Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov noted that important issues on the agenda is cooperation in the framework of the Eurasian Union, participation of Kyrgyzstan in the import substitution program of Russia, the issues of border security and labor migration.
“There are certain economic difficulties and we, and you, it really is. As usually happens in such ciutacu, difficulties are better overcome together,” Medvedev said in his opening remarks. He recalled that already reached important results on several issues, including air travel. So, Air Kyrgystan is one of the first foreign airline that will launch flights from the new airport Zhukovsky. The first flight of the new Russian airport on 20 June.