On November 26, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov discussed food security issues during a meeting of the Security Council. He instructed that the electricity prices be reduced to 50 tyiyns for low-income families, the press office of the President of Kyrgyzstan reports.
The current electricity price is 77 tyiyns. It must be reduced to 50 tyiyns. The rest of the amount will be subsidized from the budget.
The President also instructed the relevant ministries to confirm the addresses and names of low-income families.
In accordance with Japarov’s instructions, the new prices should come into force on January 1, 2022.
“You have a month to check the information. The electricity price must be charged from 110,518 families at the current rate in December and at the reduced rate from January 1. We will ask you to report in a month,” the President said.
The Government was tasked to provide humanitarian assistance, including food products, to low-income families after the New Year. In accordance with the President’s instructions, low-income families in Kyrgyzstan will receive flour, sugar and butter.