The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is ready to support projects in Kyrgyzstan and increase the amount of investment. The EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti said at a meeting with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov, reports 24kg.

During the meeting, two sides exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation in the implementation of development projects, including the modernization and construction of water facilities and expansion of irrigation networks throughout the country. In addition, the possibility of providing technical support in the framework of regional development policies was discussed.

"The EBRD’s activities contribute to the improvement of citizens’ welfare. Projects are being jointly implemented in the field of energy, drinking water supply, support of private enterprises, and strengthening of the country’s financial sector", - noted Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

Besides, Kyrgyz President outlined the importance of Clean Water for Regions Forum for the country, which was held in Bishkek.

"Supply of the country with clean water is a priority of my program. In the next five years, we will provide all regions of the country with clean water. Of course, the bank’s assistance in implementation of these projects is invaluable", - said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

In his turn, Suma Chakrabarti outlined that much has been done in Kyrgyzstan to develop and improve the lives of the population. Investment climate was significantly improved in the country.

"We have supported about 200 projects for $ 800 million. EBRD annually allocates about €15 million to support projects in Kyrgyzstan, but is ready to increase investments to €100 million per year. We support your priority areas in water supply, irrigation, agriculture, energy sector, mining", - noted Suma Chakrabarti.

"The Qazaq Times"