First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Medetbek Kerimkulov has conducted a meeting on perspectives of tobacco branch of the republic in 2006. Representatives of the ministry of agriculture, water resources and processing industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, national agency on antimonopoly policy and development of competition and others attended the meeting.
In 2005 total harvesting of tobacco has made 13,4 thousand tons against 13,0 thousand tons in 2004. In 2006 the volume of production of tobacco is expected 16 thousand tons, including in Osh Oblast - 13 thousand tons, in Batken - 2 thousand tons, in Jalalabad - 1 thousand tons.
According to information of the “Kyrgyztamekisi” company, the preliminary arrangement with buying companies “Diamond” and “Stan-Sun” about conclusion of 25 thousand contracts on purchase of 14 thousand tons of tobacco sheet is achieved.