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District governors lied to curry favor with government -- head of department of Ministry of Agriculture about collection of tobacco in 2011.

According to the National Statistics Committee of Kyrgyzstan, gross tobacco harvest in 2011 amounted to 9 thousand tons, but 4 thousand tons of tobacco were purchased. In fact, 4 thousand tons of tobacco were produced, said Head of the Food Security Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Kyrgyzstan Jumabek Asylbekov at a press conference in "Kabar" news agency on March 29. "District governors lied about the implementation of the indicative plan to curry favor with the government. An investor purchased the entire volume and is fully prepared to buy more up to 14 thousand tons. The investor had to purchase tobacco in Tajikistan," said Asylbekov.

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Date:Mar 29, 2012
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