60 per cent of schools in Kyrgyzstan were built until 1980 meaning that they have used their resources in full and require major repair, according to the analysis performed by Bulan Institute. The problem with rural schools is a major problem.
“Skipped Lessons and Squeezed Money.” How Parents in Kyrgyzstan Cope with Gaming Addiction Among Children?
Kyrgyzstan has no official statistics regarding children who attend game clubs instead of school. However, psychologists and activists say parents seek their help to deal with the gaming addiction among schoolchildren.
«Due to favorable weather and climate conditions, Kyrgyzstan has good chances to continue developing the agricultural sector, but with a focus on export-oriented production. This means that compliance with all requirements and compliance with the conditions of those markets that the country is oriented to import goods is required» – researcher Maral Sagynalieva, mentioned in her article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
Residents of border areas of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are doomed to live in an atmosphere of onerous conflicts unless the leaders of the two countries have political will to finally settle this issue, according to experts.
The government of Kyrgyzstan has suggested a taxation scheme for cryptocurrency mining. If it is approved, the virtual money mining will be legalised in the country. However, the suggested tax rate, according to experts, may discourage the miners.
The only mosque of the Twelver Shiites of Kyrgyzstan is located in Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan doesn’t have separate laws protecting the victims of violence in case of self-defence. According to experts, women are brought to trial and almost always found guilty.
«Kyrgyz farmers are not fully utilizing the existing natural asset for growing medicinal herbs, which are in great demand both domestically and abroad. The cultivation and marketing of medicinal herbs has a long-term perspective for development» – says researcher Amangeldi Djumabayev, in his article written specifically for CABAR.asia.
Despite the fact that the freedom of speech situation in Kyrgyzstan is better than in other Central Asian states, experts say there should be no illusion about it.
According to the 2016 research, a mere 0.7 per cent of Kyrgyzstanis deem themselves atheists.