UN park opens in Osh in Kyrgyzstan


OSH, Kyrgyzstan (TCA) — A United Nations park was opened in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh on May 5. Located in Cheryomushki residential neighborhood, the park includes a children playground and a library, said the press service of the Osh municipality.   

The opening ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Osh, Aitmamat Kadyrbayev, and heads and members of the UN system agencies’ Executive Boards who were on a visit to Osh.

Kadyrbayev thanked the UN agencies for their contribution to the development of Osh.   

“The opening of the park is another contribution to the city development. The municipality of Osh is ready to provide every support and assistance for creation of favorable conditions for further cooperation in implementing UN programs and projects in Osh,” the mayor said.  

The park’s construction cost 2.229 million Kyrgyz soms, including 194 thousand soms provided by the Osh municipality.  

The delegation of heads and members of four Executive Councils of the UN agencies is visiting Kyrgyzstan between May 2 and 7. These Councils are inter-governmental management agencies of the United Nations Development Program, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Office for Project Services; United Nations Children’s Fund; UN-Women; and UN World Food Program.

The purpose of the visit is to discuss priorities for the benefit of sustainable development with representatives of the state institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic, the civil society and the donor community.

During the trip, including visits to Kyrgyzstan’s oblasts, the delegation will evaluate the outcomes of programs and projects which are implemented in the Kyrgyz Republic in the area of comprehensive territorial development, assistance to improvement of social and industrial infrastructure, entrepreneurship and trade, delivery of various services to the population, food security, protection of maternity and childhood, support to pre-school, school and vocational education, ensuring gender equality, support to women and youth, and peace-building.

Sergey Kwan