The EDB signs an agreement with Aiyl Bank to finance SMEs in the Kyrgyz Republic

11 October 2018

Almaty, 11 October 2018. The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and Aiyl Bank entered into a US $10 million framework agreement to finance SME projects. The document was signed by Dmitry Ladikov-Roev, Managing Director for Assets and Liabilities at the EDB, and Murat Akimov, Chairman of the Board at Aiyl Bank. 

The agreement extends a revolving targeted loan facility to the borrower. The loan may be disbursed in the US dollars, Russian roubles, euro, Kyrgyz som, and Kazakh tenge. 

“Supporting small and medium-sized businesses is an effective instrument that contributes to the sustainable economic development of the country where micro, small and medium-sized businesses play an important part, including in terms of employment and overall social stability,” commented Dmitry Ladikov-Roev. 

In 2014 and 2017, the EDB provided loan facilities to Aiyl Bank for a total of US $10 million under the programme to support SMEs in the Kyrgyz Republic. The project financed over 400 micro and small businesses, helping to maintain employment and enhance production rates in the country. 

Additional Information:

Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is an international financial institution founded by Russia and Kazakhstan in January 2006 with the mission to facilitate the development of market economies, sustainable economic growth, and the expansion of mutual trade and other economic ties in its member states. The EDB's charter capital totals US $7 billion. The member states of the Bank are the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, and the Republic of Tajikistan.


Aiyl Bank (Kyrgyz Republic) is a major state-owned bank supporting the agrarian sector and providing the full range of banking services.

The EDB Media Centre:

Alexander Savelyev +7 (985) 765 23 59 (Moscow)          

Azima Sapargaliyeva +7 (777) 750 00 08 (Almaty)

Sergey Gorbachev +7 (916) 727 22 00 (Moscow)  

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