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20 meters high monument to Manas unveiled in Kyzyl-Kiya (photo)

The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov attended the opening of a monument to Manas with the total height of 20 meters in Kyzyl-Kiya town, Batken region. Information Policy Department of the government's executive office reported.

As the mayor of Kyzyl-Kiya Ermekbay Topchubaev told 24.kg news agency, construction of the monument cost the town 9.9 million soms.

"The height of the sculpture is 8 meters, pedestal - 12 meters, Osh City Artists' Union won the competition for its production," the mayor said.

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According to him, the object has been erected in two years.