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Kyrgyz migrants make a huge contribution to the development of the economy; according to official data, more than 800,000 labor migrants from the Kyrgyz Republic work abroad.

In 2016, they have transferred more than $1.99 billion to the home country, which is equivalent to 35 percent of GDP. For 9 months of 2017, they have transferred more than $1.8 billion, which is 25 percent more than in the same period of 2016.

Some successful migrants have opened a business in their homeland after return. One Kyrgyz, for example, successfully worked in the medical field in Switzerland and after return opened a modern clinic in Batken.

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