Bishkek Heating and Power Plant to Receive $100,000 Donation from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
In response to the recent breakdown at the Bishkek Heating and Power Plant (HPP), the authorities of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have announced a donation of $100,000 to aid in the elimination of the consequences of the incident. The Embassy of China in the Kyrgyz Republic confirmed this news, stating that China and Kyrgyzstan are good neighbors and reliable partners.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China Du Dewen met with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aibek Moldogaziev to convey the donation. According to the embassy, the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, Ma Xingrui, sent a letter to the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic Akylbek Japarov, expressing condolences to the injured and providing humanitarian financial assistance to Bishkek in the amount of $100,000. The funds will be transferred directly by the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan to the specified account in the near future.
The Kyrgyz side expressed gratitude to China for their support, highlighting the strong friendship between the two nations. They also reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining close contacts and friendly cooperation with the XUAR in various fields to further promote the development of relations between the two countries.
The breakdown at the Bishkek heating and power plant occurred on February 2, resulting in five injuries and the hospitalization of three individuals. Following the incident, schools and kindergartens in the capital switched to online classes. However, the supply of heat and hot water in Bishkek was fully restored on February 7.
As the investigation into the causes of the explosion continues, the financial assistance from the XUAR will undoubtedly provide much-needed support in rectifying the situation at the Bishkek HPP and aiding the affected individuals.