AKIPRESS.COM - President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov signed an order proclaiming 2019 a year of development of regions and digitalization of the country.
According to the president's office, a lot has been done in 2018, which was the year of regional development. One of them was decision on phased transfer of income tax to the local budget. Thus, after revisiting the income tax redistribution coefficient from 50/50 to 70/30, local budgets will receive an additional 2.1 billion soms in 2019 only, the statement said. Additional 2 billion soms will be allocated for supporting industrial enterprises in the regions.
In 2018, the government also decided to allocate 50 million soms from state budget to the local government for development of general plans; agreement with donors and financial institutions on raising the financing of regional development projects was reached; Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund issued loans for 200 million soms; 656 guarantees totaling 755 million soms were issued; 4 new phytosanitary laboratories were built and 18 veterinary laboratories underwent repair and rehabilitation; etc.
Now, in 2019, the new momentum needs to be given to the development of regions and the country as a whole suing new technologies and getting advantages from digitalization of the society.
It's necessary to create modern institutions of state and municipal management that broadly use digital technologies, which primarily must be used by judicial and law enforcement bodies.
Additionally, special attention must be paid to questions of consolidation of all existing resources and initiatives of the private sector, which is largely expected to be a mover in the sustainable economic growth.