Increase Efficiency of the State Service of Drug Control

In  January 2012, UNODC Programme Office in Kyrgyzstan handed over a modern office and other special equipment (computers, vehicles, contraband team kits, GPS devices, means of chemical protection, first-aid kits, etc.) to the State Service on Drug Control of the Kyrgyz Republic (SSDC). The ceremony took place at the premises of SSDC in Bishkek, in the presence of donors, the UN Resident Coordinator, Kyrgyz government officials and representatives of international organizations.

Technical assistance was provided in the framework of two UNODC projects, "Precursor control in Central Asia" and "Strengthening the State Service on Drug Control of the Kyrgyz Republic". Both projects are focused on strengthening Kyrgyzstan's capacity on countering illicit drug trafficking and precursor control. The support provided by the projects includes training and equipment as well as necessary developments of legal, administrative and physical infrastructure.

"I am convinced that the support provided by UNODC over the last year, - said Mr. Vitaly Orozaliev, Director of SSDC, - is a remarkable step towards increased efficiency and potential of the State Service on Drug Control, which serves as the lead operational and coordinating agency for counter-narcotics activities in Kyrgyzstan, as well as promoting cooperation with our counterparts in the region".