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Committee for protection of Kempir-Abad formed in Kyrgyzstan

A Committee for the protection of Kempir-Abad reservoir has been formed in Kyrgyzstan. Members of the association told 24.kg news agency.

According to them, Kempir-Abad protection committee was created on the basis of a resolution adopted on October 15, 2022 at a kurultai in Uzgen. The association includes politicians and party members, activists and concerned citizens.

The committee includes:

  • Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to Turkey Mambetzhunus Abylov;
  • Ex-deputy of Parliament Asiya Sasykbayeva;
  • MP Adakhan Madumarov;
  • Ex-member of the Constitutional Court Klara Sooronkulova;
  • Deputy Iskhak Masaliev;
  • Former CEC member Gulnara Dzhurabaeva;
  • Former head of security services Keneshbek Duishebaev;
  • Osh activist Gulgaky Mamasalieva;
  • Ex-Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to Malaysia Azimbek Beknazarov;
  • Former MP Erkingul Imankozhoeva;
  • Politician Ravshan Dzheenbekov;
  • Ex-deputy Yrgal Kadyralieva;
  • Former member of the interim government Bektur Asanov;
  • Ex-deputy Kubanychbek Kadyrov;
  • Human rights activist Rita Karasartova;
  • Activist Zhenish Moldokmatov;
  • Civil activist Perizat Suranova;
  • Ex-deputy Kanat Isaev;
  • Former head of the Financial Police Syimyk Zhapykeyev;
  • Ex-deputy Orozaiym Narmatova and others.

As noted, the committee is open to accept new members. The list of participants will be updated.

On October 10, the head of the State Committee for National Security, Kamchybek Tashiev, told the deputies that in total, more than 19,000 hectares of land remain for Kyrgyzstan, and 4,485 hectares for Uzbekistan — the territory of the Kempir-Abad reservoir, but two countries will jointly manage it.

The head of the State Committee for National Security, Kamchybek Tashiev, told the deputies on October 10 that in total more than 19,000 hectares of land remain the property of Kyrgyzstan, and 4,485 hectares of the water area of Kempir-Abad reservoir are transferred to Uzbekistan, but two countries will jointly manage it.

Kempir-Abad reservoir (it is called Andijan in Uzbekistan) is located at the junction of Osh and Jalal-Abad regions of Kyrgyzstan and Andijan region of Uzbekistan. It was built in 1983 on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In 1973, Uzbekistan provided land compensation — 4,100 hectares were transferred to Kyrgyzstan.

Water from Zhazy, Kurshab and Kara-Darya rivers flows into Kempir-Abad. The reservoir belongs to Kyrgyzstan. Its area is 4,400 hectares. The maximum filling volume is 1.9 cubic kilometers. Once it was leased to Uzbekistan.