Real Estate Opportunity

by Nathan Hamm on 8/24/2004

Kyrgyzstan is selling land around Issyk-Kul (which, contrary to the story is not a Russian word at all, but a Kyrgyz name. Perhaps the Russians called it “Hot Lake” and the Kyrgyz translated it back…), one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

There are some environmental concerns. And, as someone who grew up in a place that doesn’t allow people to control access to bodies of water, I’m not too keen on allowing construction on the shore. All things considered though, I think Kyrgyzstan potentially has a bright future in tourism and this certainly could be a boon.

Via Laurence.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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