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Emergency Situations Ministry to spend $ 200,000 on training of staff

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan will spend $ 200,000 on professional development of its staff. The Secretary of State Azamat Mambetov told today at a meeting of the Committee on International Affairs, Defense and Security of the Parliament.

According to him, the funds received from the World Bank will be spent on the development of the country’s hydrometeorology. At least $ 200, 000 will be spent on employees’ training, $ 150,000 — on the development of textbooks, other $ 200,000 — on a feasibility study.

«We will train employees according to new technologies. We will also develop electronic textbooks for distance learning. The feasibility study is necessary to obtain new equipment, as the existing one is worn out,» said Azamat Mambetov.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, there are only 157 hydrometeorological stations in Kyrgyzstan.

The World Bank allocates $ 5 million for 32 years, with a grace period of six years. Half of the funds are transferred in the form of a grant.