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Employees of the Botanical Garden appealed to President S. Zhaparov with a request to save it

By 15.04.2022News

According to their information, in November 2021 it became known that there was an order to provide all possible assistance to the Botanical Garden, after which the institute was visited by the heads of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision (MPRETN) with intentions to provide assistance.

“Then a letter was received from the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic instructing the State Agency for Construction, Architecture and Housing and Public Utilities, together with the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the National Academy of Sciences, to work out the issue of opening the Botanical Gardens named after. Gareeva on the street. M. Gorky, 212 and Akhunbaeva, 1A / 2 for the organization of recreational areas with the development of their master plans. After that, in January 2022, we were presented with an action plan based on the results of the issues considered at the council of the Bishkek City Hall, approved by the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, head of the Presidential Administration A. Zhaparov, where paragraph 6 refers to the need to make proposals for the transfer of two Botanical Gardens to the jurisdiction of the Bishkek City Hall . The deadline is February 15, ”the Botanical Garden noted.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Edil Baisalov came to get acquainted with the situation in the Botanical Garden on January 20.

“Baisalov assured the employees of the research institute that the Botanical Garden will retain the status of a scientific institution and its territory will not be redeveloped for recreational purposes. A few days later, the Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Akylbek Zhaparov, the mayor and vice-mayors of the city visited the Botanical Garden personally. Akylbek Zhaparov gave an oral order to Mayor A Dzhunushaliyev to prepare design and estimate documentation,” the appeal says.

The research institute noted that there are more than 2,200 botanical gardens in the world. They are part of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International Council (BGCI), of which the Gareev Botanical Garden has been a member since 2010.

“The Botanical Garden today is in a deplorable state through no fault of its employees. On the contrary, in the absence of funding for scientific and economic work, we managed to maintain and partially began to restore some previously lost positions. This became possible largely thanks to the support of the administration of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic and our colleagues – scientists from other countries,” the appeal says.

In the event that the Research Institute “Botanical Garden named after. E. Gareeva” will lose the status of a state-scale scientific institution, Kyrgyzstan will lose the only Botanical Garden in the country.

The full text of the appeal can be found on the page of the Botanical Garden.