The governmental press service announced on 10 July, Prime Minister Nikolai Tanaev signed a special decree on financial support to the National TV and Radio Corporation. According to it, the Committee for State Property and Foreign Investment, the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Transport and Communications should find 31.82- million-dollar foreign investment for modernization and reconstruction of the corporation.
In addition to it, the Finance Ministry should give the corporation in 2002 additional 40.8 million soms (about $900,000) and 13.35 million soms of it would be spent for rebroadcasts of the Russian ORT and RTR TV networks. The decree also says the Transport and Communications Ministry must find by 1 September a 39.84-million-som grant for Kyrgyztelecom and the Industrial Union of Radio Relay Main Lines and Radio and Tele Broadcasting to secure full-coverage of the whole country territory by the corporation programs.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, July 10, 2002