Bishkek Vice Mayor Bakytbek Dyushembiev (R) delivers a speech at the re-opening ceremony of the Manas Street in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Aug. 25, 2018. The municipal government of Bishkek and its local residents have expressed deep appreciation of a China-aided road reconstruction project in the Kyrgyz capital city. (Xinhua/Roman)
BISHKEK, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The municipal government of Bishkek and its local residents have expressed deep appreciation of a China-aided road reconstruction project in the Kyrgyz capital city.
At Saturday's re-opening ceremony of the Manas Street, part of the Bishkek road network rehabilitation project being constructed by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), Bishkek Vice Mayor Bakytbek Dyushembiev thanked Chinese road builders for their hard work.
"It's a very important and significant event for Bishkek city, as the nine-kilometer road was closed for four months and now it's opened after reconstruction," the official said.
He also expressed gratitude to the partners from China, with the help of whom the capital city received rehabilitated roads.
Klara Bakirova, a local resident who lives by the Manas Street, told Xinhua that she was very happy to see the reconstructed road.
She said that she was shocked to see how hard the Chinese builders worked everyday.
Observing from her apartment window, she saw that the Chinese road builders worked day and night even in hot summer weather.
The Bishkek road network rehabilitation project is a grant from the Chinese government. The whole project is scheduled to be finished by November 2019, according to the CRBC.
"China, being a friendly neighbor of Kyrgyzstan, will further render assistance to the country," said Sun He, commercial counselor at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan.
Sun said that the reconstruction of the Manas Street is an important part of the development of the road network in Bishkek, which will give new impetus to the development of Kyrgyzstan's economy and strengthen the friendship between China and Kyrgyzstan.