The Entrepreneurship Support Center has been opened with support of UNDP

Dec 28, 2017

On the 27th of December 2017, the official opening of the Entrepreneurship Support Center was held in Osh. The mission of the center is to provide consulting support for local entrepreneurs as well as to develop and promote quality business initiatives for the development of entrepreneurship in the Southern region of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The opening of the Entrepreneurship Support Center became a part of the country’s National Strategy development programme, where internal entrepreneurship is the driving force of the new economic course.

Establishment of the Entrepreneurship Support Center became possible after signing the memorandum of agreement by the Plenipotentiary Representative Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in Osh oblast, the Investment Promotion and Protection Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic, the association of legal entities "Business Association Osh-JIA", the OSCE, GIZ and UNDP aimed to improve, coordination, information dissemination and continuous multidisciplinary consulting for entrepreneurs of Osh oblast.

 It is necessary to note that the strategy of the Entrepreneurship Support Center is developed on the basis of the results of the needs assessment that was conducted among the local entrepreneurs in the rural areas of the region.

"The Center was created on the basis of public-private partnership. At its site, entrepreneurs will be able to receive simultaneous consulting support, financial services, government services. A number of state and municipal services for business will be available on the basis of the center, including advisory services on entrepreneurship, in the development of business plans, fundraising, promotion of business initiatives and representation of entrepreneurs at state and local levels, as well as for other interested in partnership with individuals and organizations. "- said the director of the Entrepreneurship Support Center in Osh Mr. Iskender Subankulov.

“Created Entrepreneurship Support Center is a sort of “synergy point” in our work. Its mission to simplify the business procedure at maximum for obtaining funds and government services required for the projects’ implementation. This is an additional opportunity to stimulate business activity in the region, "- said Mr.Emilbek Shadykhanov, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Economic Relations of the Plenipotentiary Representative Office of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic in Osh oblast.

The Entrepreneurship Support Center will conduct its work as a legal entity and, depending on the circumstances, provide free and paid services on the basis of an approved rare, which will ensure the transparent work of the Center.

The event was organized by the Office of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government of the KR in Osh oblast, the agency for promotion and protection of investments of the Kyrgyz Republic, the association of legal entities "Business Association Osh-JIA", the program "Promoting Sustainable Economic Development" of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), UNDP programme “Integrated Development Program of Osh oblast”, funded by the Government of the Russian Federation.

 

Mavliuda Khodzhaeva, Communications Specialist UNDP Osh Area Based Development Programme.

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