Kumtor Gold Company CJSC will assist the forestries in the Issyk-Kul region to protect and restore the forest areas. One of the first participants of this program was the forestry of the Tyup region. The company granted an offroad vehicle to the Tyup forestry.
Tyup forestry occupies 77 thousand hectares. For comparison, this area covers the area of 5 cities as Bishkek. To monitor such a large area, you need a vehicle that can travel over rough terrain and offroad conditions. The Ford pickup is the best vehicle in this regard. It will be used to patrol the forest lands, carry out control and surveillance activities, transport seedlings and equipment, and timely detect and prevent forest fires. The same machines are used at Kumtor mine, high in the mountains. They are reliable, powerful and passable.
The Tyup Forestry nursery has truly unique tree seedlings brought as an experiment from Europe. The seedlings have taken root and feel great on the fertile Issyk-Kul land. They are ready for planting. In the second half of April, planting of these seedlings will start in the mountain areas of the forestry area.
– In our nursery we grow 37 species of coniferous and deciduous trees. These are Tien Shan firs, Crimean pines, thujas. We also grow new varieties of apple trees and cherry trees that were brought from Poland, as well as sea buckthorn seedlings from Altai” said Talantbek Karypbai uulu, head of the Tyup Forestry.
Kumtor believes that support should be targeted. The needs of each forestry will be scrutinized in order to focus on solving the most pressing problems. For example, we have requests for assistance with the repair of greenhouses. This will solve the problem of providing quality planting material. Thus, step by step, it will be possible to achieve a common goal – the restoration of Issyk-Kul forests. This is an investment in the future of the republic.
– We promote the careful attitude to an environment and carry out systematic work in this direction. Forest conservation and replenishment has the particular importance for the region. Soon we will bring a living container so that the rangers and foresters will have a warm room in winter and summer. We want to share this experience with all other forestry enterprises – said Tengiz Bolturuk, President of the “Great Nomads Heritage National Holding Company” managing KGC.