he official opening of the Chinese refinery is held in Tokmok.
According to the governor of Chui oblast Bakytbek Kudaibergenov, the plant will pay greater tax deductions to the budget, thus developing economy of the region. "We are delighted today to attend the opening of such an important facility, due to which we will have new jobs. About 300 jobs are expected to be created at the plant, 10% of them are citizens of China. The plant will produce gasoline, light diesel oil, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas and other products. This will significantly improve the socio-economic situation in the city," he said.
Chinese investors received the permit to build the plant in 2011. More than $ 60 million are invested to the construction of the refinery. Capacity of the new plant will be about 400 thousand tons per year.
Charge d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan Changhong said that this project is one of the largest industrial projects invested by Chinese investors in Kyrgyzstan. "China and Kyrgyzstan are close strategic partners, China is the main foreign trade and investment partner of Kyrgyzstan. In recent years, cooperation between the two countries is continuously increasing in implementing a number of infrastructure projects that are essential to social and economic development of Kyrgyzstan. We are confident that, together, these projects will bring common prosperity to China and Kyrgyzstan," he said.
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