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OGP meeting

OGP meeting

On March 1 there was meeting of the business associations with the representatives of the Open Government Partnership initiative in the office of the Business Development and Investments Council under the GKR. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
During the meeting participants have agreed to more proactively involve business community of the KR into the OGP initiative. Issues raised at the meetings of the Investment Council such as improvement of the inspections procedures, optimization of license permission system, automatization of state services, introduction of “single window” principles and many others are respond to the main principles of the OGP initiative. In this regards, Investment Council is ready to take coordinating role within the OGP in order to represent interests of the business community.

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First Tourism Festival in Osh

First Tourism Festival in Osh

The USAID BGI Team is honored to invite you to a grand event of this summer!
The First Tourism Festival in Osh will take place on 19 August, 2017.
Osh Fest is organized by Destination Osh Public Union with the support of USAID Business Growth Initiative and Osh Mayor's Office.
Colors of the oriental bazaar, dizzying aromas of spices, fine Osh cuisine, ancient traditions and crafts - all of this awaits you on Osh Fest.

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Meeting of the business community with the State property management fund

Meeting of the business community with the State property management fund

On July 18 representatives of the business community have met with the State property management fund under the Government of the KR. The meeting was arranged and conducted with support of the Business Development and Investments Council under the Government of the KR. At the meeting representatives of the Fund has presented information on current activities and achievements in regards to the state property inventory, introduction of the transparency principles for bidding and auction procedures, as well as optimization of activities of the state enterprises. In addition there were information on launching of the initiative on electronic trade platform, which will allow avoiding corruption within the state property rent procedures. The most interesting information was presentation of the full list of the state property objects, which soon will be available through the open source resources.
The meeting was interesting and fruitful with possibilities to raise questions and obtain open and full responses from the management of the Fund. This meeting is beginning of the cooperation and process of dialogue with business community. The Business Development and Investments Council is planning to continue arranging meetings on the regular base, and providing further support for cooperation between State property management fund and business community.

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Donors Coordination Working Group Meeting on Private Sector Development

Donors Coordination Working Group Meeting on Private Sector Development

On July 05, the Business Development and Investments Council under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic conducted Donors Coordination Working Group Meeting on Private Sector Development. The main agenda of the meeting was Export and Trade Promotion programs and initiatives. During the meeting representatives of international donor community provided brief presentations of their programs and projects relevant to export and trade development and promotion. Thus ITC, GIZ, JICA, USAID, UNIDO, UNDP and IFC have shared current project and potential project ideas in pipeline.
Also the SECO and OECD field mission representatives have participated at the Working Group Meeting. They have shared information on mission objectives and potential projects intervention areas. The Investment Council has shared brief information from the IC meeting’s agenda relevant to the export and trade promotion, such as improvement of tax administration; optimization of customs regulation; development of agro-products certification laboratories; improvement of international logistic procedures; and others.

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