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[17.12.22] Kyrgyz President Notes Bishkeks Economic Successes

Meeting on 13 December with residents of Bishkek, Askar Akaev noted that industrial enterprises in the capital, which produces 25 percent of the country's GDP, exceeded production targets for the first 11 months of 2002 by 4.7 percent, akipress.org reported. Industrial output for the country as a whole fell by 17.7 percent during the first 10 months of the year, according to akipress.org on 9 December. Akaev expressed the hope that the encouraging Bishkek production figures herald economic stabilization. He further noted that more than 25,000 people found new employment in Bishkek this year.
 

RFE/RL Newsline, December 17, 2002


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