Guarantees for SMEs.
In March-April 2018, OJSC “GF” obtained a loan in the amount of KGS 100 million from the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund, intended for the guarantee support for entrepreneurs in all regions of Kyrgyzstan. During the past three months, 42 percent of the loan amount has already been disbursed.
The loan is issued in the form of guarantees to support small and medium-sized enterprises in regions and is successfully disbursed. Thus, for April-June 2018, 42% of the loan has already been disbursed. Guarantees are issued to entrepreneurs, including export-oriented enterprises, in all regions of the republic.
OJSC “Guarantee Fund” (OJSC “GF”) celebrated the second anniversary of its activity. OJSC “GF” was created on June 23, 2016 by the Decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic No. 288-p. The main purpose of OJSC “GF” is to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of the republic.
Since then, OJSC “GF” has demonstrated excellent development dynamics in the process of SMEs guarantee support and is now on the trajectory of constant sustainable growth. The first guarantees were issued in November 2016. In total, from November 2016 and as of June 23, 2018, OJSC Guarantee Fund issued 472 guarantees in the amount of KGS 454 million. The amount of loans approved by partner banks under the guarantees of OJSC “GF” amounted to KGS 1.678 billion. Among the partners are 11 commercial banks with numerous branches in all regions of the republic, and the Russian-Kyrgyz Development Fund (RKDF).
In the Year of Regional Development in Kyrgyzstan, announced by the President of the Kyrgyz Republic S. Jeenbekov, OJSC “GF” performs a variety of productive activities that contribute to the implementation of SMEs business plans, employment of the population, reduce of migration, creation of infrastructure, and overall socio-economic development of regions.
In accordance with the plan of OJSC “GF” for 2018, the issuance of guarantees will increase by 160 percent compared with 2017. If in 2017 issued guarantees amounted to KGS 246 million, then in 2018 it is planned to issue guarantees for the amount of more than KGS 400 million.
The biennium of activity is an occasion to mention our partners – banks and RKDF! After all, the success of any business is always in joint creative work. As for our customers – entrepreneurs, the doors of OJSC “GF” are always open! To their services – guarantee support, consultations, financial literacy training, assistance in developing business plans!
OJSC “GF” has issued more guarantees since the beginning of this year than for the whole of 2017.
From the beginning of 2018 and as of June 23, OJSC “Guarantee Fund” (OJSC “GF”) issued more guarantees to entrepreneurs than for the whole of 2017 (235 against 234)! It is the result of the planned constructive work of OJSC “GF” to promote a new instrument – guarantee – in the financial market of Kyrgyzstan and evidence of correctly chosen development strategy!
Specialists of OJSC “Guarantee Fund” (OJSC “GF”) – head of the Regional Development Department K. Aaliev and head of the Consulting Services Department A. Davlesov at the beginning of June, were on a business trip in Batken and Osh regions, where they conducted seminars on guarantees and activities of OJSC “GF” in general for employees of banks and entrepreneurs.
From June 4 to June 6, OJSC “GF” specialists were in Batken region where together with the regional representative of OJSC “GF” Akylbek Orozov they conducted seminars for employees of branches of partner banks and local entrepreneurs. In particular, 21 people attended in Isfana town and 22 people in Sulukta town.
On June 5, three similar seminars were conducted. In Batken there were 25 attendees, 4 of them representing the banking sector – Aiyl Bank, Bakai Bank, RSK Bank and CB Kyrgyzstan, the rest – entrepreneurs and representatives of local authority (ayil ökmötü).
In Kadamzhai 14 representatives of banks (Aiyl Bank, RSK Bank, Kompanion Bank) and entrepreneurs took part in the seminar.
Representatives of five banks attended the seminar in Kyzyl-Kiya: Demir Bank, CB Kyrgyzstan, RSK Bank, BTA Bank and Bakai Bank.
During the seminars, the attendees received comprehensive information on guarantees and activities of OJSC “Guarantee Fund”, projects and programs aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises. An exchange of views took place, explanations were given on the issues of consultations and business planning.
A trip to the districts of Osh region took place according to the established schedule. Planned meetings with the heads and loan specialists of branches of partner banks were held.
On June 6, meetings were held in Nookat district with the employees of Aiyl Bank, CB Kyrgyzstan, KICB and FINCA Bank.
Meetings were held in Kara Sui district with the employees of the banks RSK Bank and CB Kyrgyzstan.
In Osh city, a seminar was conducted for the employees of KICB bank and was attended, in particular, by 11 loan officers.
On June 7, the meetings continued in Uzgen town with the employees of the banks Aiyl Bank, Halyk Bank, CB Kyrgyzstan, and from CB Kyrgyzstan there were 10 attendees – specialists from Uzgen and Kurshab branches.
Meetings were held in Kara-Kuldzha district with employees of Aiyl Bank, RSK Bank, Bank Kompanion, CB Kyrgyzstan.
On June 8, the employees of OJSC “GF” arrived in the village Gulcho in Alay district, where they held meetings with the managements and employees of the local branches of Aiyl Bank and RSK Bank.
The final seminars were conducted in Aravan district. Heads of the branches and loan specialists of Aiyl Bank, RSK Bank and CB Kyrgyzstan attended the seminars.
During the meetings, the booklets of OJSC “GF” were distributed, presentations on guarantees were made and then there were discussions with entrepreneurs and bank employees on various issues, in particular, the possibility of detailed consultations on guarantees, a package of documents, period for considering and decision-making by OJSC “GF”.
Entrepreneurs were especially interested in consultations, assistance in business planning, as well as sectors and industries supported by OJSC “GF” and other issues.
Summing up the results of the trip and conducted seminars, the employees of OJSC “GF” noted the usefulness, importance and necessity of regular meetings with entrepreneurs and bankers, especially in regions of Kyrgyzstan.
The Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Muhammadkaliy Abylgaziev today, June 7, in the framework of 2018 as the Year of Regional Development announced by the President, held a meeting with managements of commercial banks.
The Head of the Government recalled that the Government adopted the Concept of the regional policy for the period 2018-2022, which is aimed at creating support centers for growth on the basis of 20 pilot cities in the country.
“Today, regional development receives full attention. I believe that commercial banks and financial organizations must play an important role in this process. It is loan resources that assist in opening new enterprises, creating jobs. Therefore, the policy of issuing loans in banks should be targeted at, in particular, the regions, ” – said Muhammadkaliy Abylgaziev.
The Prime Minister Muhammadkaliy Abylgaziev noted that financial indicators show the development of the banking sector as a whole, there is a decrease in interest rates of loans issued, and the volume of lending is growing.
“However, at the present time there is a tendency when banks’ loan resources are mainly concentrated in Bishkek city, Osh city and Chui region, in other regions the situation is different. We must, starting this year, lay the foundation for future systemic changes in the development of regions, including provision of access to loans for entrepreneurs in regions. They should be able to receive cheap and long-term money. In this regard, the Government encourages commercial banks to actively participate in projects within the development of 20 points of growth, ” – he said.
In addition, the Head of the Government invited commercial banks to consider the possibility of increasing the number of branches in regions and the volume of concessional lending for farmers, as well as constantly working on improvement and expansion of the list of financial instruments used.
“We can consider incentive measures through tax preferences for opening of head offices of commercial banks in regions,” – the Prime Minister added. In turn, representatives of commercial banks reported that they were ready to participate in many state programs, support entrepreneurs in regions and develop human potential, which is one of the main priorities for the development of the state.
The Head of the Government Muhammadkaliy Abylgaziev stressed that within the framework of the Concept of Regional Development, emphasis will be placed on the irrigation system and provision of clean drinking water.
“We understand that without solving these two issues there can be no question of development of regions. In addition, the priority task of the Government of the country is to provide each village with Internet so that it becomes accessible to every resident of the country. Also within five years it is planned to build 2000 kilometers of roads and solve a number of other problems. We intend to focus on regions to create necessary conditions for work and life in homeland for young people leaving for other countries for work, ” – said Muhammadkaliy Abylgaziev.
Information Support Department of the Government Apparatus of the Kyrgyz Republic