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Kyrgyzstan

Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.

Government and institution measures in response to COVID-19.

Return to homepage  |  Last updated: 27 April, 2020

General Information

  • The government has announced its readiness for a potential crisis caused by the COVID -19. The state of emergency was announced and enacted from March, 25 2020.
  • Price control: state regulation of prices is enacted on socially significant goods/products.
  • A ban on exports of a number of “socially significant” products and medicine until state of emergency is lifted.

Tax measures – Direct and Indirect

(e.g. payment deferrals, rate reductions…)

Click here to see a comprehensive summary of jurisdictional tax measures and government reliefs in response to COVID-19.

Employment-related measures

(e.g. state compensation schemes, training…)

Social institutions
  • About 490 thousand citizens from socially vulnerable groups will receive social payments from the Government
  • The government allocated 4459,5 tons of flour
  • 200 million soms allocated for the purchase of food for families from socially vulnerable groups

Workers involved in combatting COVID-19

  • As of April 10, from the deposit account opened for the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, 433 medical workers were paid compensation payments in the total amount of 3 million 159 thousand soms for March
  • To avoid the risk of coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic decided to send on paid labor leave medical workers over 65, pregnant women and employees with small children
  • About 500 vehicles (buses, minibuses, personal vehicles) are involved in the movement of health workers

Economic stimulus measures

(e.g. loans, moratorium on debt repayments…)

Business support

  • The amount of external aid received the head of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic estimated is at 450 million dollars. These funds will be used to support the budget and business
  • The Government is working on conducting a detailed economic analysis and preparing a forecast on the possible amount of budget revenues due to emergency situation in the country, as well as on the provision of tax deferrals as part of the Government's anti-crisis plan to support economic sectors and businesses affected by as a result of the spread of the COVID-19

Other measures and sources

Donations from citizens of Kyrgyzstan and International Organizations
  • Representatives of the state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as active and caring citizens, united in a movement called the Help Center to help low-income families, people with disabilities and socially vulnerable citizens. The “Help Center” has provided food to 187,922 families in need
  • The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund approved the issuance of 120.9 million US dollars, which is 50% of the quota of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • The Asian Development Bank is preparing a budget support of $ 50 million for the Kyrgyz Republic under the new Bank Response Window to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • An agreement on receiving 12.15 million US dollars from the World Bank was signed and the corresponding law on its ratification was adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • The saved funds of the Islamic Development Bank t of $ 15 million from ongoing projects in the Kyrgyz Republic will also be redistributed and aimed at combating COVID-19
  • In the direction of economic support, in particular for the development of small and medium-sized businesses, the German Development Bank KfW agreed to provide $ 30 million to ensure food security in the country
  • Humanitarian aid as masks, respirators, special protective suits for Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz republic comes from different countries as China, Russia, Uzbekistan and international organizations

Contact us

Audit: Asyrandieva Aida – Aasyrandieva@kpmg.kg