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23 May 2017

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Kyrgyzstan: Govt. investigates alleged embezzlement of funds allocated for construction of Upper Naryn HPP

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[Summary translation provided by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

Out of the $37 million, $10 million was spent on the Upper Naryn HPP, 23 May 2017

“Out of the $37 million spent on the Upper Naryn HPP cascade, no more than $10 million was spent. This was revealed by our commission,” Jogorku Kenesh said at the meeting of the Committee on constitutional legislation, state organization, judicial and legal issues and regulations, where the results of the work of the deputy commission on the study of the use of funds by the joint venture Upper Naryn HPPs CJSC were considered...

According to him, a total of 60 million were received from the Russian side, of which $37 million were officially spent by enterprises...

According to [member of Parliament] Almambet Shykmamatov, a company related to the family of Tolongutov (one of the heads of the State Environmental Protection Agency) participated in the tender for environmental expertise and won it.

“Thus they determined how many foxes, badgers, fish would die during the construction of the hydroelectric power station,” the MP said.

According to the MP, there were also violations in the construction of housing for the HPP...