AKIPRESS.COM - Citizens of Jalal-Abad city and representatives of Jalal-Abad Mayor’s Office, Interior Ministry, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), U.S. Embassy, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and OSCE gathered on June 27 to lay the first stone of a new police station in the “Sputnik” microdistrict in Jalal-Abad. The event took place within the framework of the UNODC project “Support to Criminal Justice Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic”. The aim of this project is to strengthen cooperation between police and local communities on crime prevention and public safety based on social partnership principles.
Construction of the new municipal police station is a result of the partnership between UNODC and the Interior Ministry in support of the implementation of the National Strategy on Sustainable Development of the Kyrgyz Republic and Police Reform Measures, adopted by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2013. The construction works are expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The total construction amount is 3.7 million soms. The new building will be furnished with new modern office facilities and equipment. UNODC will also render assistance in the process of developing a local crime prevention strategy and its further implementation with participation of local self-governance bodies, local crime prevention centres and civil society.
The project “Support to Criminal Justice Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic” is part of UNODC’s Integrated Country Programme of Assistance for the Kyrgyz Republic 2014-2016.
The project is implemented by UNODC with support of the U.S. Government and U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.