Tajikistan: cement production up in Q1 2018

Over 782,400 tons of cement were produced in Tajikistan in the first quarter of this year. The volume of cement production increased by 356,000 tons compared to January-March of the previous year, according to the profile departments of the country’s economic bloc. Taking into account the implementation of new infrastructure projects, construction of residential houses,…

Tajikistan: flour imports down in Q1 2018

Tajikistan is gradually reducing the import of flour, and increasing the import of wheat, which is subsequently processed by the republic itself, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. In the first quarter of this year flour imports decreased by 8,000 tons in comparison with the indicators of 2017, while the import of…

Tajikistan: flights of Russian airlines banned

Russia’s Ural Airlines, Utair, S7 Airlines and Nordwind Airlines will not be able to operate flights to Tajikistan’s Dushanbe and Khujand starting from April 2 since the Tajik state aviation structures have recalled their flight permissions. The measure applies to 11 destinations. Flights from Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, St. Petersburg, and Samara to Dushanbe,…

Tajikistan: GDP grows in 2017

The growth of the GDP in Tajikistan in 2017 amounted to 7.1% compared to 2016, the Tajik Statistics Agency reported. Tajikistan’s GDP amounted to about 61.1 billion somoni ($6.9 billion) in 2017. Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing and fish farming dominate in the GDP structure, making up 21.1% of the total GDP volume. The share of…

Tajikistan: Germany to assist in social projects

Tajikistan and Germany signed agreements on financial cooperation for the period of 2016-2017 and on technical cooperation for the period of 2016-2017. The agreement was signed by the Minister of Economic Development and Trade Nematullo Hikmatullozoda and German Ambassador to Tajikistan Neithart Hofer-Wissing. These documents were signed in accordance with the agreements reached during the…

Tajikistan: ADB OKs over $50 million financing

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has disbursed $50.85 million of budget support assistance for the second phase of a program to expand economic opportunities, develop the private sector, and attract investments to Tajikistan. The Bank reported that the program was designed and implemented in collaboration with other development partners. “Creating good jobs through increased private…

Tajikistan urges to launch CASA-1000 project

Tajikistan called upon the participants of CASA-1000 to speed up the project’s practical implementation. The United Arab Emirates hosted a meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the CASA-1000 project with the participation of the energy ministers of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. The representatives of the World Bank, the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction,…

Tajikistan to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan

Tajikistan is keen to develop cooperation with Azerbaijan in all fields, said Tajik Ambassador Soli Rustam as he presented a copy of his credentials to Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

He noted that he would spare no efforts to contribute to developing the bilateral ties during his tenure. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)

Belarus: enterprise to start assembling agricultural machines in Tajikistan

There are plans to start assembling Belarusian agricultural machines in Tajikistan in autumn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan with concurrent accreditation to Afghanistan Oleg Ivanov reported. The ambassador took part in a seminar for heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus. Products of such Belarusian brands as Bobruiskagromash, MTZ, and…

Tajikistan: JICA to improve substations in Dushanbe

On June 30 a grant agreement for “the Project for Improvement of Substations in Dushanbe” was signed between Tajikistan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the amount of 2,190 million Japanese Yen (about $20 million), JICA Tajikistan Office reported. The document was reportedly inked by the Minister of Finance of Tajikistan Abdusalom Qurboniyon…