The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Temir Sariev proposed to open the Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic named after Gareev for Bishkek residents. He said this during a working visit to its territory, getting acquainted with the laboratory of ornamental plants.
According to the staff, area of the laboratory is 6 hectares, its staff cultivates flowers, including the listed in the Red Book, and is engaged in plant selection. The unique greenhouse was built in 1947, it has more than 500 species of tropical and subtropical plants.
As noted, the greenhouse is dilapidating, frames and glass fall down, it is dangerous to organize excursions there. But the workers manage to save the plants despite small salary - 3,000 soms. According to Temir Sariev, citizens complain that there is no place to go. This area can be cultivated, we should organize sites for walking and at the same time to develop the science, the most important thing is to open access for citizens.
The Prime Minister also visited the arboretum near the laboratory. He was informed that its staff is engaged in the introduction of trees and shrubs, they cultivate about 1,700 species, replenish collection and exchange seeds with other botanical gardens of the world, organize excursions, students are trained there.
Temir Sariev drew attention to the object, which, according to the staff, is leased by individuals since 2006. They pay rent and wages to three employees. The Prime Minister instructed to find out, raise all the documentation on this object and suggested to conclude an agreement with universities on assistance to the arboretum and training of students.