On February 12 BOMCA Regional Manager M. Domins met A. Torutaev, Chairman of the State Customs Service. Parties summarized main outcomes of mutual cooperation within BOMCA 9 and identified main priorities areas for the next 10th phase of BOMCA which is expected to begin in May 2020.

With the purpose of enhancing international donor coordination and cooperation and strengthening stakeholder networking, BOMCA supported the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic in hosting the International Donors Coordination Meeting on Border Management Issues, which was held on 11 February 2019. The meeting gathered international organizations and agencies involved in border management and associated areas (OSCE, RCC, UNODC, UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF).

On February 12, the regional office of the BOMCA program welcomed a group of European students who came to Kyrgyzstan as part of a study tour on projects funded by the European Union.

Regional workshop on enhancing interagency cooperation in the area delegation of functions in border and customs control started in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 11 February. The event gathers 20 representatives from Border and Customs Services from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Taking into the account that proper agency strategy is one of the most important preconditions for progress and sustainability, a technical assistance mission was held in Dushanbe on January 21-24, which main goal was to assist the Food Security Committee of Tajikistan to develop the strategic development plan for its Department on the State Border and Transport.

From 3 to 5 December BOMCA Programme organised a three-day regional workshop on border demarcation and principles for representatives of relevant state agencies of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The activity held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, brought together delegates representing Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Border Services, Governmental and Presidential Offices, National Commissions on demarcation issues.

On 12-14 November 2019, a regional workshop on inter-agency cooperation in the area of joint strategic management was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The workshop gathered 20 representatives of border and customs agencies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and was facilitated by experts from the State Border Guard of Latvia, State Revenue Service of Latvia and Estonian Academy of Internal Security. The main aim of the workshop was to strengthen inter-agency cooperation by developing practical recommendations on joint strategic management in border agencies.

On the 14 November 2019, a transfer ceremony of video/photo editing equipment purchased by BOMCA Programme for a total amount of 58,000 Euros was held. PC computer with two monitors, photo camera with lens, action cameras, trap cameras, notebook, drone with camera, mobile video streaming studio and other components were provided for the Training Unit of Cynology Department of the State Border Service. Above mentioned equipment will be used for preparation of video training materials and enhance the use of innovative educational approaches at the Cynology Training Center and State Border Institute.