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TV Company HQ In Southern Kyrgyzstan To Be Rebuilt

JALAL-ABAD, Kyrgyzstan -- The Kyrgyz government plans to allocate 17 million soms ($365,000) to rebuild the headquarters of the Jalal-Abad Oblast Television Company, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.

The company's general director, Kuttumidin Bazarkulov, told RFE/RL today that 10 construction companies will take part in the tender to select the contractor. Five other companies will compete for the right to provide construction materials.

The Jalal-Abad Oblast Television Company building was totally destroyed during violent clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in southern Kyrgyzstan in mid-June.