On November 25, the Embassy of the United States, through the office of Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) presented the State Border Guard Service of the Kyrgyz Republic with enhancements to the Border Observation Towers previously built/donated by the EXBS Program.
A total of forty two sets of high powered, tripod mounted observation devices were transferred to the Border Guards. These high powered observation devices will be installed in the border towers along the green border areas of the Uzbek, Tajik, and Kazakh borders. The value of these devices is approximately $200,000 (U.S. dollars).
The EXBS Program continues to work with the State Border Guard service to enhance the security of the borders of the Kyrgyz Republic. The EXBS Program has been actively supporting border security enhancements in the Kyrgyz Republic since the year 2000.