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  • Aug 14, 2017

    In May 2013 head of Zhapa-Saldy village in Jalal-Abad province opened a concrete canal that delivers irrigation water to two villages: Zhapa-Saldy and Kyzyl-Ata. Covering the canal with concrete helped reduce the loss of water by 40-50% and provide improved access to irrigation water for 3,000 residents. This will help irrigate larger areas of land and eliminate one of the most frequent causes of inter-ethnic conflicts.

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Religion has been increasingly penetrating our everyday life. Over the past twenty years we have turned from the country of total atheism to an islet where the various faiths, traditional as well as imported from abroad, peacefully coexist. Situation with religion in Kyrgyzstan remains ambiguous. Therefore consolidation of government authorities, religious and non-governmental organizations to deal with this issue is critical, as it should be a key factor for stabilization, strengthening of interethnic and interconfessional peace and conflict prevention in the country.

  • Aug 14, 2017

    Villagers tried to fix it from time to time with their own funds but collecting money has always been a painful process because of tensions between the Kyrgyz majority and the Uzbek minority. The road goes through areas mainly populated by Uzbeks, who constitute about 3 percent of the area population. As a result, almost 13,000 people living in three villages had to struggle with the bad road, while interethnic relations remained tense.

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