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Citizens of China predominate among foreign workers in Kyrgyzstan

Chinese citizens predominate among foreign workers in Kyrgyzstan. The head of Department for Work with Foreign Citizens of the State Migration Service of the Kyrgyz Republic Bakytbek Kudaiberdiev said today at a press conference.

According to him, 8,679 specialists from China are officially employed on the territory of the country.

Bakytbek Kudaiberdiev said that the government set a quota for attracting foreign labor — 16,490 people. The work permits have been issued to 10,961 specialists.

When considering applications for issuing permits for foreign firms, first of all we take into account the priority right of citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic to occupy vacant seats.

Bakytbek Kudaiberdiev

According to him, most of the foreign citizens work in the territory of Bishkek. The attractive region is Jalal-Abad region because of gold-bearing deposits.

In total, representatives of 88 countries have received a work permit in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan has most of all workers from China (over 79.2 percent), the Republic of Turkey (5.9 percent or 647 people), from the Republic of Korea (2.2 percent, or 224 people) and Pakistan (1.6 percent, or 171 people.)