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- New railroad construction
- US Embassy's USITA office, Bishkek, 10 October
1997. Investments totaling 60 million Kyrgyzstani som will
allow the Transportation Ministry to begin construction of
the new railroad line, which may ultimately link Kyrgyzstan
with countries of the Persian Gulf, Indo-China, and other
parts of Eurasia.
- Toxic waste threatens health of people in
- Kyrgyz Radio first programme, Bishkek, 22 February
1998. Toxic waste products accumulated over decades at
industrial plants in the capital, Bishkek, pose a
threat to people's health (brief).
- Famed Kyrgyz lake fights aftermath of
- By Christina Ling, Reuters, 7 July 1998. The area around
the lake, with a distant cloud-capped mountain range in the
northeast of the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, is
renowned for unspoiled natural beauty. On May 20, a truck
belonging to Kyrgyz-Canadian gold venture Kumtor Operating
Co. crashed into a river feeding into the lake, spilling
more than 3,520 pounds of sodium cyanide.