New banknotes to come into circulation in Kirghizia

New banknotes with improved protective qualities are to come into circulation in Kirghizia on August 15, reports the National bank. These banknotes, issued in 2002, with a denomination of 25, 50 and 100 Soms will be introduced gradually to substitute the old money issued in 1994-1995.

"Fresh" banknotes are better protected but differ slightly from the old ones in colour and size.

The National Bank assures that the old and new banknotes will be accepted on a par across all the territory of the republic. Banknotes with a denomination of one, five and ten Soms will remain intact.