PARIS, 2 March 2011 – The Central African Republic, The Kyrgyz Republic, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Yemen have achieved Compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
The 5th EITI Global Conference in Paris was launched today with around 900 participants arriving the conference today. Participants included Presidents Otunbayeva (Kyrgyz Republic), Kikwete (Tanzania), and Guebuza (Mozambique), as well as CEOs, ministers and civil society leaders from around the world.
On 9 August 2011 Kyrgyzstan published its third EITI report covering company payments and government revenues from the oil, gas, and mining industries in 2009. According to the report, the government of Kyrgyzstan collected US$ 96,241,362 in taxes and other charges.
The Kyrgyz EITI Secretariat hosted an international conference on “Experience of Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative” on 14-15 September at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. The conference included Kyrgyz government representatives, delegations from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan, civil society organizations, mining companies and development institu