The city of Osh, a member of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) in Kyrgyzstan, was recognized as the main tourism provider that offers modern tourism services to foreign tourists on the Great Silk Road route, which passes along the intercontinental route, at the I. Regional Tourism Forum, attended by international tourism experts.

With the forum held by Osh Metropolitan Municipality on January 14, 2022, it is aimed to develop tourism on the Silk Road and to revive its former important position on the intercontinental route of the Great Silk Road. With the organized forum, it is aimed that the city of Osh will create its own tourism brand and attract hundreds of thousands of tourists to Osh. With the realization of the targets, the development of small and medium-sized enterprises across the country is expected to gain a strong momentum.

Osh Municipality plans to organize international tourism events in 2022 as part of the Great Silk Road. With these events, it aims to strengthen the position of the city of Osh in the global tourism market and to attract foreign tourists to Osh. With all these works, Osh Municipality plans to increase its tourism income and make Osh one of the main tourist destinations on the Great Silk Road route.

Speaking at the Forum, Mayor of Osh Almaz Mambetov said, “We, as the Municipality of Osh, brought together tour companies in the city of Osh in the tourism association of the Silk Road, of which tour operators from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan are members. We are ready to give our best support for them to participate in international tourism fairs where all the tourism opportunities and potential of the city of Osh will be presented.”

Stating that the works for the establishment of the Silk Road Craftsmen’s Guild in Osh are continuing at full speed, Mambetov said, “When this project is implemented, it will make an active contribution to the preservation and development of handicrafts in the city of Osh and Central Asia. We are also planning to open an ethno-town of artisans”.