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World Bank Approves $15 Million Grant To Kyrgyzstan

(RFE/RL) PRAGUE, August 4, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The World Bank says it has approved a $15 million grant to support efforts to develop health and education services and reduce poverty in Kyrgyzstan's rural areas.

Dubbed Second Village Investment Project, the plan is co-financed by the Kyrgyz government to the tune of $5 million.

The World Bank says in a statement the British Department for International Development is expected support the project with significant funds.