President Emomali Rahmon held a meeting with senior representatives of the Dushanbe administration.
The meeting took place at the Kokhi Borbad State Complex and members of the government, parliamentarians, heads of financial institutions as well as representatives of the public and journalists also attended the meeting.
The meeting focused on issues related to seeking solution to problems facing the country’s capital.
In a statement delivered at the meeting, Emomali Rahmon noted that 273 new industrial enterprises were built in the Tajik capital over the past twenty-five years of independence, up 2.5 times from the Soviet time.
195 industrial enterprises had been reportedly operating in Dushanbe until 1991.
Meanwhile, the president noted that there were 57 industrial enterprises in Dushanbe that were not in operation last year and 160 other Dushanbe-based industrial enterprises curtailed output last year compared to 2015.
The inflow of foreign investments attracted to Tajikistan’s economy over the years of independence has amounted to 43 billion somoni, which is 70% of investments attracted in the country’s economy over the past twenty-five years, the president said.
Rahmon ordered to take urgent measures to solve problems of providing the population with safe drinking water, electricity, heating, transport and access to education and health care.
President Emomali Rahmon appointed his 29-year-old son Rustam Emomali as mayor of Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe on January 12. Rustam Emomali replaced Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev, who has been mayor for 19 years. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)