“The investigation has revealed that in 2016, a protocol on the complete reconstruction of the State Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan, including creation of a new museum exposition, was signed between the Government and the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination under the office of the Prime Minister of Turkey. According to the agreement, the Turkish side had to allocate $ 15 mln grant funds within three years," reads the report.
According to the ministry, due to unreasonable interference with the museum’s reconstruction of the ex-head of the presidential office S.Isakov and other officials who demanded completion of works before August 31, 2017, the Turkish side refused to carry out further work, resulting in attraction of additional funds from the republican budget in the amount of 1 billion 520 million 309 thousand 404 soms ($ 21.7 million) for the reconstruction completion. Of the above-mentioned grant funds, more than $ 4 million were spent on repairing the facade and accomplishment of the adjacent museum territory.
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