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State measures in Tajikistan bring down number of drug addicts

State measures in Tajikistan bring down number of drug addicts

Dushanbe: The number of drug addicts has significantly decreased in recent years in Tajikistan. In June, the country had 5,666 registered drug addicts, including 128 women, down by 1,222 people (17.7%) from the 2018 figure, the Chairman of the Coordinating Council for the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Azim Ibrohim said […]

Central Asia’s Got Talent to strengthen cultural integration

Central Asia’s Got Talent to strengthen cultural integration

Almaty: Four Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, will partner in a Central Asia’s Got Talent TV project that aims to strengthen cultural integration and find the most talented and original people in the four countries. The project will kick off on August 15 in Kazakhstan, Kazinform news agency reported. The premiere of […]

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

Central Asia: 25 Years without Miracle

From September till December 2016 all five Central Asian countries- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan – have lived in the special historical atmosphere: one after another they have celebrated 25th anniversary of independence. A quarter of century passed since they gained independence after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Throughout this period, with […]

Hydropower Plant Discussions in Central Asia

Hydropower Plant Discussions in Central Asia

Akmaral SABATAR, The MagazineN, Kyrgyzstan The Rogun Hydropower Plant (HPP) is being constructed on the Vakhsh River in the Pamir Mountain, Tajikistan. The dam will be the world’s tallest one and will provide the country a stable energy supply. Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan, joined the opening ceremonies of the construction. He also watched […]

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

The United States and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections: Possible Impact on Afghanistan and Central Asia Policy

(Timings of the American and Uzbekistan Presidential Elections nearly within a month together with the functioning of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and forthcoming Tripartite meeting of Russia, China and Pakistan over Afghanistan may likely lead to major policy shifts in America’s Afghanistan and Central and South Asian policy trends).   BACKGROUND:  leadership changes after the Presidential […]

Tajik President Officially Launches Construction of Rogun Dam

Tajik President Officially Launches Construction of Rogun Dam

Tajikistan has officially started the construction of the Rogun Dam, a massive project that, if completed, would be the world’s tallest and should give the Central Asian nation a stable energy supply, RFERL/RL reports. Italian construction conglomerate Salini Impregilo won a $3.9 billion contract to build the structure, whose opening ceremony on October 29 was […]

Iran and Tajikistan stress enhanced cultural cooperation

Iran and Tajikistan stress enhanced cultural cooperation

Iran’s cultural counselor in Tajikistan Ebrahim Khodayar on June 16 underlined the need for enhanced cultural cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe, IRNA reports. Khodayar was speaking during a meeting with the director of international affairs department of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Culture. During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways for expansion of cultural and artistic […]

Tajik-Chinese industrial zone to be established in Tajik city of Istiklol

Tajik-Chinese industrial zone to be established in Tajik city of Istiklol

Construction of a large metallurgical plant to produce zinc and lead has begun in the city of Istiklol in the Sughd province in northern Tajikistan. It will be the first production facility of a new Tajik-Chinese industrial zone in the city, The Times of Central Asia reported. The Governor of the Sughd province, Abdurakhmon Kodiri, […]

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan inaugurated CASA-1000 project

Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan inaugurated CASA-1000 project

The $1.7 billion CASA-1000 project was inaugurated among Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in Dushanbe on May 12. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov attended the inauguration. RFERL reports that the CASA-1000 provides a 1,222-kilometer power-transmission line to carry 1,300 megawatts […]

Tajikistan Bans the Russian-Style Surnames

Tajikistan Bans the Russian-Style Surnames

Tajikistan has officially banned the surnames with “Russian” endings. Jaloliddin Rakhimov, the Deputy Chief of the Tajik Service for Registration of Citizens, told RFE/RL on April 29 that the new regulations were approved by President Emomali Rahmon in March, RFERL reports. According to new regulations all surnames which have Russian ending such as “-ov,” “-ev,” […]

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