In order to find external sources of financing for the implementation of the State Program for the Development of Irrigation in the Kyrgyz Republic for the period 2017-2026, as well as for the modernization and rehabilitation of the existing irrigation infrastructure, the Department of Water Resources and Land Improvement, together with other authorized bodies, conducts regular work with representatives of international investment and donor structures.
It should be noted that over the past few years, work has been carried out with the Chinese Party to allocate about $ 32 million in grant funds from the People's Republic of China for the implementation of the "Reconstruction of the Irrigation System of the Kyrgyz Republic" Project. The funds allocated for the implementation of this project will make it possible to carry out civil works on 6 irrigation facilities and in total to introduce about 5,900 ha of new irrigated land, for about 19,000 hectares to increase the water availability of lands. At present, tender procedures for 3 subprojects have been carried out, a contractor has been selected and civil works commence in April.
At the expense of the Islamic Development Bank, a loan of USD 13.3 million was allocated for the implementation of the project "Reconstruction of the Sarymsak Irrigation System of Kara-Buura rayon". The capacity is about 2,000 hectares of new irrigated land, 1,600 hectares of increased water availability of lands. Currently, within the framework of the implementation of this project, bidding procedures are conducted according to the rules of the IDB for the civil works.
In July 2017, 14 irrigation subprojects (facilities) were proposed at the Round Table with the Arab Coordination Group. The Islamic Development Bank has previously selected 4 irrigation facilities for a total of $ 30-35 million. Currently, the arrival of the IDB mission is expected for a more detailed survey and study of the proposed facilities in order to carry out further necessary banking procedures and start the organization of the Project.
In 2017, negotiations were started with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the financing of irrigation facilities included in the State Program for the Development of Irrigation. Estimated cost of the preliminary offer is about 100 million US dollars. Several meetings and negotiations were held, the EBRD started banking procedures and in April a visit of the EBRD mission to inspect facilities and prepare a feasibility study is planned.
It should be noted that in the last few months, procedures have been initiated to allocate funds for the modernization and rehabilitation of the off-farm irrigation infrastructure by the World Bank. The approximate budget of the future project is about $ 35 million. Similar work has been started with the Asian Development Bank