Various methods have been found to solve the problem. One of them is the transfer of heating from private households and organizations from gas boilers. According to the government, this will take about two years. Akylbek Zhaparov, head of the Cabinet of Ministers, instructed officials to negotiate with Russian investor Gazprom Kyrgyzstan and start work on gasifying two dozen housing estates in the capital starting in March this year.
Another way is to impose restrictions on vehicles. Akylbek Zhaparov ordered to introduce a ban on the movement of trucks in Bishkek during the day, as well as transit vehicles and cars without catalysts, on an ongoing basis.
– Transit transport should not enter the territory of the city, it should bypass the capital, – the head of government emphasized. – Cars from other cities should be left in the parking lots at the entrance to Bishkek, and then circulate around the capital by bus. Old cars without catalytic converters shouldn’t drive around town either. The Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision needs to develop adequate control measures.
According to the Ministry of Nature, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic, the high level of air pollution in the capital of the republic is due to three factors. The first is the use of coal for heating. The second is the chaotic development of the capital without taking into account the wind rose. Third – a large number of vehicles.