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Deputies offer to toughen punishment for smoking on Issyk-Kul beaches

The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan discusses the amendments to the Law on Sustainable Development of Issyk-Kul Ecological and Economic System and to the Administrative Liability Code.

MP from SDPK faction Irina Karamushkina said that it was necessary to tighten the punishment not only for drinking alcohol on beaches, but also for smoking. She noted that local rich people build cottages right at the shore.

Initially, it was proposed to prohibit the construction of bungalows and beach houses, located closer than 300 meters to the beach area. Member of Respublika — Ata Jurt faction Ekmat Baybakpaev asked how to develop business then. He noted that in all resort towns and cities villas and cottages are located directly on the beaches.

Deputies also raised the issue of preserving ecology in Issyk-Kul region and the development of infrastructure.