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Issyk-Kul Region: New Signs and Maps

Issyk-Kul Region: New Signs and Maps

New tourist signs were recently installed in Issyk-Kul region with the help of USAID’s Business Growth Initiative Project. According to USAID Kyrgyz Republic, on December 8, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Alan Meltzer presented a copy of pedestrian street map signs that were installed in Karakol to the Plenipotentiary Representative of the Government in Issyk-Kul region, Askhat Akibaev, and to Mayor of Karakol Daniiar Arpachiev.

Tourism is a powerful driver of economic growth in the Kyrgyz Republic, and we are actively working with local communities, travel agencies, the private sector, and local leaders in order to attract more tourists, so they can enjoy the country’s magnificent scenery, warm hospitality and rich culture.
— Alan Meltzer, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Times of Central Asia

A total of 46 tourist signs were installed across the region including four maps in Karakol City. The signs are supposed to make the region and Karakol more accessible for tourists. They contain information about bazaars, museums, and famous sites.

The brown road signs adhere to the internationally-recognized parks and recreation color and format specifications, and they are easily visible to passing vehicles at night.

USAID's Business Growth Initiative promotes key economic sectors in the Kyrgyz Republic. Within the Issyk-Kul region, USAID had supported the development of the Jyrgalan valley for backcountry skiing and trekking and the creation of a recreational park along the Karakol river.

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