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Gazprom and Kyrgyzstan discuss gas progress and issues

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A Gazprom delegation headed by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the company’s Management Committee, paid a working visit to Kyrgyzstan on 20 October. Bishkek hosted a meeting between Alexey Miller and Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Gazprom and Kyrgyzstan discuss gas progress and issues

The parties discussed a wide range of issues related to bilateral co-operation in the gas sector, focusing, among other things, on the reconstruction of Kyrgyzstan’s gas transmission system (GTS) under the General Scheme of Gas Supply to and Gasification of the Kyrgyz Republic. In this context, the meeting participants reviewed in detail the progress of the modernisation and construction of facilities at the Bukhara Gas-Bearing Province Tashkent-Bishkek-Almaty gas trunkline.

Alexey Miller and Almazbek Atambayev paid particular attention to gas supplies delivered to consumers in the new heating season. It was noted that Gazprom Kyrgyzstan had completed all of its planned repair and maintenance operations across the country’s GTS and had fully prepared the GTS for the 2016 - 2017 autumn/winter period.

The meeting also touched upon the gasification process in Kyrgyzstan. Gasification efforts are currently underway in Bishkek’s residential complexes and population centres in the Chuy Region. Pipeline gas will reach over 2400 Bishkek households in 2016.

Image courtesy of Gazprom.

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