Red Star Enterprises Ltd., the controversial ex-supplier of aviation fuel to the Manas Transit Center in Kyrgyzstan, has lost full control of a lucrative fuel contract at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.
The off-shore registered company, which was the subject of the US Congressional investigation in 2010, will be forced to share its Bagram contract with Asia Commerce Network (ACN), following a decision by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to diversify supplies. ACN is a US-registered company whose core business is construction projects in Afghanistan.
“DLA decided to make multiple awards to ensure uninterrupted support to Bagram Air Base, provide resiliency in the supply chain and to enhance competition under future solicitations,” said Susan Lowe, a DLA spokeswoman.
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Deirdre Tynan is a Bishkek-based reporter specializing in Central Asian affairs.