International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a new forecast of the growth of world economy and individual geographic regions. Central Asia, in general, looks more than promising. The average index of economic growth of the countries in the region, for this and the following years, is at a higher level than the world’s total.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has launched a new hydroelectric station that had been vehemently opposed for years by the late leader of neighboring Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, tajikistannews.net reports.
DUSHANBE (TCA) — The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe has started a new project “Patrol Field Capacity Building of the Tajik Border Troops through promotion of Regional Co-operation”. The project is supported by the Federal Republic of Germany and was launched last week in the Regional Training Centre of Khalkayor, some 230 km south of Dushanbe.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 35 million dollars grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the Central Asian Power System (CAPS) through interconnection with the Uzbekistan system, according to the ADB Tajikistan Resident Mission (TJRM), news.tj reports.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has officially launched a new five-year project, the Agribusiness Competitiveness Activity in Tajikistan, in Bokhtar City, news.tj reports.
A group of journalists arrived in the Roghun hydropower plant site on November 14 in order to see firsthand how the first facility of the Roghun power plant is being prepared for introducing into operation, news.tj reports.
DUSHANBE -- At least 50 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Tajikistan last week, sources have told RFE/RL, doubling the death toll in violence that the government has said almost nothing about publicly.
A pledging event for the Environmental Remediation Account for Central Asia held on 8 November at the EBRD's London headquarters saw the European Union increase its contribution by EUR10 million (USD11.3 million). Belgium, Norway, Switzerland and the USA also pledged "significant" contributions, and Lithuania also made a donation, the EBRD said. This is sufficient to extend the work of the fund to additional contaminated sites but more will be required to tackle all high priority sites in the region, it added.
In the Kyrgyz village of Kok Tal, it is the jarring sound of Bahadyr Mamatgapirov's mobile phone that breaks the serenity of dawn.
MOSCOW, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Economies in Central Asia and the Caucasus will average growth of 4.2 percent annually in coming years, less than half the rate seen in the early 2000s, and need to redouble reform efforts, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.