U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Chorsu Jamoat Chairman Emom Siddikov officially handed over a new drinking water system to the residents of Ghalchagi village in Chorsu, Vahdat District. Vahdat District Chairman Amirzoda Rahmonali (TBC), USAID representatives, jamoat officials, Mahalla Committee leaders, and residents of Ghalchagi village also participated in the ceremony. The system will provide 353 residents with clean drinking water. The water infrastructure project is part of the USAID Local Governance Project, which works in 10 districts and 20 jamoats to improve the quality of local governance and service delivery.
The USAID-funded Cross-Border Vocational Education Project, the University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) honored graduates at a graduation ceremony in Khorugh. Shodikhon Jamshed, Governor of Gorno-Badakhshon Autonomous Oblast, His Excellency Abdulagafur Arezou, Afghan Ambassador to Tajikistan, and respected representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network participated in the ceremony.
U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott and Khatlon Province Chair Davlatsho Gulmahmadzoda officially opened the International Agro-Fair Khatlon-2014.
In support of the Government of Tajikistan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), as donor co-convener of the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) movement along with UNICEF in Tajikistan, helped launch the initiative with a national kick-off workshop on Monday August 11.
Ambassador Susan M. Elliott opened the USAID Afghanistan Trade and Revenue project Business to Business Conference in Dushanbe.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported a Regional Migrants Forum to discuss tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment among migrants in Central Asia. Tajik Government and non-governmental partners cooperated to conduct the event, which was funded by USAID through the USAID Dialogue on HIV and TB project. Approximately 40 representatives from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan working in the field of TB prevention and control participated in the forum.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) hosted a workshop in Dushanbe titled Scaling-Up Flour Fortification in Tajikistan. USAID/Central Asian Republics’ Regional Mission Director, Jonathan Addleton, and Dr. Sherali Rahmattulloev, Head of the Maternal and Child Health Department of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, opened the workshop.
Ambassador Susan M. Elliott, Deputy Prime Minister Murodali Alimardon, and Minister of Agriculture Qosimjon Qosimov officially opened the new USAID Land Reform and Farm Restructuring Project. Through this project, USAID supports dehkan farm reorganization and strengthens property rights. Ambassador Elliott noted that, “Secure land use rights are fundamental for improving the economic situation of Tajik farmers and increasing food security. Land reform should secure farmers’ rights to their land and encourage investments that will increase farm productivity and profits.”
The United States is pleased to commit $15 million in financing towards the Central Asia-South Asia electricity transmission project (CASA-1000).
Last updated: May 20, 2014