Equipment for the new control tower at the Dushanbe airport will be supplied by French Company Thales, a source in the Tajik government reported.
The source said this issue had been discussed at a meeting of Tajik Deputy Prime Minister Azim Ibrohim with Vice-President of Thales Oliver Auchan.
The equipment is expected to be supplied to Tajikistan in the first half of 2019, the source added.
A cornerstone laying ceremony for a new control tower took place at Dushanbe International Airport (DIA) on March 14.
The Ministry of Defense of France is sponsoring the construction of this significant strategic facility and French company Marc Meunier will build the control tower at the Dushanbe airport. The project is reportedly expected to be completed in 2021.
A government-to-government agreement between Tajikistan and France on construction of the control tower at the Dushanbe airport was signed in Dushanbe on July 13, 2015.
The document was inked by Minister of Transport of Tajikistan Sherali Ganjalzoda and Ambassador of France to Tajikistan Didier Leroy.
An agreement on construction of a 36-meter control tower at the Dushanbe airport was reportedly reached in Dushanbe in February 2013.
Thales Group is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defense, transportation and security markets. Its headquarters is in La Defense (the business district of Paris), and its stocks are listed on the Euronext Paris. (Trend/Business World Magazine)