On July 8, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Japarov said the Government had decided to repudiate the agreement on the international airports Manas and Osh. He noted that the investor’s proposals do not meet the interests of the people and the state, the press office of the Cabinet of Ministers reported.
Japarov emphasised that the authorities are ready for an open dialogue with any investor who will modernise the air harbours in 24 months. He noted that foreign businessmen should ensure that their proposals meet the interests of the Kyrgyz people.
The Prime Minister added that the Government does not give up the idea of financing the project from its regular budget. He emphasised that if such a decision is adopted, the project will take more than two years.
It was reported in late June that the right to management of Manas and Osh would be partially transferred to Turkish YDA INŞAAT for 39 years. The profit is to be distributed equally between the authorities of Kyrgyzstan and the foreign investor.