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President demands to dismiss Transport Minister Zhamshitbek Kalilov

The President of Kyrgyzstan ordered to fire the Minister of Transport Zhamshitbek Kalilov. Sooronbai Jeenbekov stated it today at a meeting of the Security Council.

Sooronbai Jeenbekov was surprised at the presence of the Minister of Transport and Roads at the Security Council meeting.

«Why are you sitting here? You should have written a letter of at least temporary resignation. Your deputy is charged with taking a large bribe of $ 50,000! But you come to the Security Council meeting? Shame on you! Dismiss him!» the president ordered.

The head of state noted that the Ministry of Transport and Roads was one of the lagging behind agencies in terms of the introduction of innovative technologies.

Recall, the Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads Azimkan Zhusubaliev was detained on December 5 when receiving $ 50,000. The bribe was intended for a positive decision within a tender for road construction and rehabilitation work on the connecting road project, CAREC 1, 3 corridors, Epkin-Dyikan, Bashkuuganda section (from 89.5 to 159.2 km). The detainee headed the tender commission and patronized one of the foreign companies.