Kyrgyzstan has attracted nearly $820 million of foreign investments in 2015. The figures were announced today at a meeting of the Parliament by the Prime Minister Temir Sariev, speaking within the framework of "government day."
The prime minister stressed that compared with 2014, the volume of investments in 2015 increased by 12.6 percent and totaled $818.8 million. "About $128 million of the sum - the amount of inflows in fixed capital, which is 3.6 percent more than in 2014," Temir Sariev said.
He recalled that $120 million were received as a result of tenders for two major fields: Jerooy and Terekkan-Perevalnoe. Here, the Prime Minister stressed that the most important factor of economic growth and business activity in the structure of the Kyrgyz economy is small and medium businesses.
"It is the most dynamic segment of the economy," Temir Sariev said and added that in 2015 almost 10,500 small and medium enterprises worked in the country, and the number of individual entrepreneurs amounted to 366,700 people, which is 4.5 percent more than in 2014.
According to the Cabinet, in 2015 the share of small and medium-sized businesses in the GDP of the country amounted to 40.5 percent, which in monetary terms amounted to 171.6 billion soms.