[lg policy] Kyrgyzstan: Almazbek Atambayev recommends twofold increase in financing of state language development

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 18 14:18:47 UTC 2013

Almazbek Atambayev recommends twofold increase in financing of state
language development
*17/06-2013 11:44, Bishkek – 24.kg news agency , by Anastasia MOKRENKO *

The President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev recommended twofold increase
in the financing of the state language development from 2014, Information
Policy Department of the President’s Office reported.

According to it, today Almazbek Atambayev held a meeting where the
participants discussed further development of the state language and, in
particular, a draft presidential decree, which stipulates not only for the
formation of a language policy improvement group, but also a number of
immediate measures for the development of state language which is to be
implemented in the nearest future.

"From now on the government will not spare resources for the development of
the state language, and funding in this area should be increased at least
two times from 2014," the president said.

According to the President, the language policy should be balanced and move
from the stage of a protracted discussion to the action mode. Sustainable
Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Strengthening the unity
of people and ethnic relations concept, approved by the President, set the
task of educating a new generation of multi-lingual Kyrgyz citizens who
will be fluent in the state Kyrgyz, the official Russian, as well as one of
the international languages.
URL: http://eng.24.kg/community/2013/06/17/27294.html
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