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The deputy mayor of the capital of Kyrgyzstan spoke about what will change in 2023 KXan 36 Daily News

Date: February 27, 2024 Time: 06:46:00

– A large number of companies operate in the capital, the private sector is actively developing. But judging by the slow pace of change, many have a reasonable question: what is taxpayer money typically spent on?

Victoria Mozgacheva: Bishkek is not only the capital of the state, but also a city that draws up budgets. He transfers a third of his income to the republican treasury.

Last year, the city’s budget was 15 billion soms. More than half of the promised funds are spent on social programs and the needs of the population. The city, if anyone does not know, provides 22 types of social payments to Bishkek residents who need support. Education is also financed from the local budget. The city pays salaries to teachers and educators of municipal schools and kindergartens. We pay the utility bills of preschool and general education institutions, as well as finance the repair of social facilities on our balance sheet and their construction. By the way, in 2022, more than 150 million soms from the city treasury were allocated to replace the roof of public buildings, rebuild engineering networks, and repair the heating system.

In addition, 16 educational facilities were built in Bishkek last year. The republican budget assigned 2,500 million soms for these purposes and the city contributed another 500 million. The “Young Doctor Deposit” and “Young Teacher Deposit” programs are also partially funded by the city treasury. And every year we buy vehicles and various types of equipment for the needs of Bishkek. Certain funds are allocated to culture and sports.

– How does the mayor’s office solve the problem of the catastrophic shortage of places in municipal kindergartens and schools?

Victoria Mozgacheva: In fairness, it must be said that the city faced this problem in Soviet times, and then it only got worse. As of today, 25,000 children are on the waiting list for a place in kindergartens. So if it is objectively, solving this problem is extremely difficult. For our part, we are doing our best. The city administration is trying to return the kindergarten buildings privatized in the 1990s to municipal ownership. With eleven objects, this has already been done, although the process is difficult and long. There are certain problems with the eviction of the former owners of the buildings, but we are trying to resolve all disputes within the framework of the law. Some of the facilities are in disrepair and are being rebuilt.

If we talk about overcrowding in schools, then we have partially eliminated the problem. This was done by expanding educational institutions. Whenever possible, for example, additional buildings will be added to the existing buildings. At the same time, we are trying to solve another problem – to qualitatively raise the level of teaching subjects in all schools, regardless of their status. Thus we can ease the burden of educational institutions, which are now considered prestigious to study.

– Unfortunately, not only schools and kindergartens, but also hospitals in the capital complain about overcrowding. Citizens often talk about long lines at clinics.

Victoria Mozgacheva: As for queues at clinics, there really is such a problem. And not just with us. As a rule, the situation worsens when seasonal diseases begin. In order to somehow rectify the situation, it was proposed to introduce digital solutions such as “Electronic Registration” and “Electronic Card” everywhere. In some clinics they are already working successfully.

If we delve into the problem, it becomes clear that it is largely due to the fact that the city’s population has grown rapidly in recent decades. To improve the quality of medical care, it is necessary to create additional medical facilities and attract resources. we are doing this. Therefore, in Bishkek, the construction of a whole hospital complex will soon be completed, in which a hospital, a maternity hospital and a polyclinic will operate. We are preparing to open an ambulance substation in the Leninsky district. We are trying to equip this service with modern technology. In the past two years, the city has purchased new ambulances and various ambulance vehicles. They are intended for the care of palliative patients. This made it possible to reduce the load on the ambulance and local doctors.

– Recently, a council for the affairs of persons with disabilities was created in the mayor’s office. So that? What is included in your competition and what issues can be addressed there?

Victoria Mozgacheva: The Council is a completely public organization with its own rights and obligations. It was created to help the mayor’s office solve the problems of people with disabilities. For example, to raise the topic of the same elevators in transport. There are things we have barely paid attention to before. Of course, some issues were raised at the Republican level. And now we have the opportunity to quickly approach solving the problems of people with disabilities.

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– Does the mayor’s office work with the new generation of citizens? Are there joint projects with youth organizations?

Victoria Mozgacheva: The contribution to the development of youth is the most reliable deposit.

Last year we held the Second International Folklore Festival “Nariste”. Boys and girls from Central Asian countries and Russia participated. They represented the culture and traditions of their peoples. The main objective of this event was to identify talented young people who could be supported in the future. That is why we decided not to limit the participants from Kyrgyzstan to Bishkek and invited children from the regions to the festival. Imagine that only at the opening of the holiday there were more than one and a half thousand children and adolescents, and at the parade in general more than five thousand! Participation in such holidays was for them a great incentive for personal development.

Last year we held the First Delphi Games in Bishkek. Our team has been participating in international events of this type for about 20 years, the guys get prizes and even win the Grand Prix. But until last year, these competitions were not held in the republic itself. Now not only young residents of Bishkek, but also children from other regions of the country have the opportunity to participate in the Delphi Games. Last year we held an advisory council on youth issues. It included representatives of student communities, young entrepreneurs, university professors, schoolteachers, and graduates of general and vocational education schools.

The main goal of the council’s work is to involve a new generation of citizens in the life of the capital. Young people should be aware of their potential and opportunities, and we, in turn, would like to get acquainted with fresh ideas for the betterment of Bishkek. Thanks to the advisory board, we have planned a series of events for the current year on ecology, promotion of young startups and other actions. The guys have lots of ideas. We even want to organize a project contest, and those of them that seem most significant to us will receive support. In addition, we intend to revive the KVN school league.

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