Electricity, Phone, Internet, TV, Radio, Public Transportation, Banking, Postal and Other Services in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan’s service sector is an economic performer. In fact, it ranked next to agriculture in terms of national income generation. It emerged right after the State’s liberation due to the shift of livelihood interests. It offered an attractive alternative to make a living either out of an investment or labour.
Tourism paved way for the further development of Kyrgyz services. It triggered the creation of more establishments such as hotels, restaurants, shopping centres, infrastructures, etc. It came along with employment opportunities tied up on these service-oriented industries.
Progress in hotel and restaurant services is reflective of granted accreditation. Kyrgyz hotels are becoming aggressive in offering world class accommodation. Hotels typically earn ratings of up to five stars. Top five-star hotels in Bishkek include Hyatt Regency, Golden Dragon, and Jannat hotels. All these take pride in the viability of Kyrgyzstan attractions particularly in Bishkek.
Sustainable transport services are implemented across the country. This is true both in travelling on air and on land. Domestic flights are available in major destinations such as Bishkek, Kara Balta, Kora Kol, and Talas. Road travels are facilitated through car and bus rental services. Also, the railway system is still viable in particular station routes.
Financial services became in demand since the fiscal crisis in the 1990’s. Microfinance programs were launched in the pursuit of economic reforms after a decade. Banking services also aid in the furtherance of financing endeavours. There are 22 existent banking entities with several branches dispersed in the regions. All these are under the regulatory umbrella of Kyrgyzstan National Bank.