President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

20.01.2022 19:20, Dushanbe city
Маҷлиси васеи Ҳукумати Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон  20.01.2022

On January 20, an expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan was held in the building of the Government under the chairmanship of the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Head of the Government of the country Emomali Rahmon.

The meeting was attended by the leadership and members of the Government of the country, the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and its structural divisions, heads of central state bodies, departments under the President and the Government, republican enterprises and institutions, chairmen of regions, cities and districts, heads of higher educational institutions, centers for implementation of state investment projects, state and joint-stock banks, official newspapers and magazines and other responsible persons.

At an expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the results of the indicators of the country's socio-economic development in 2021 were summed up and the main tasks for 2022 were identified.

At the expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the report of the Prime Minister of the country Kokhir Rasulzoda on the results of socio-economic development in 2021 was first heard.

As it was emphasized, 2021 was a truly historic year for the people of Tajikistan, and significant socio-economic progress has been made in the political and economic life of the country, which leads us to new achievements.

The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan at a high organizational and political level and the construction and commissioning of more than 25 thousand various industrial and social facilities for every patriotic citizen of Tajikistan is a matter of pride.

According to the Prime Minister, the gross domestic product (GDP) for the reporting period reached 98.9 billion somoni, and its growth rate was ensured at 9.2 percent.

In 2021, the total revenue part of the state budget received 29.5 billion somoni, which is by 1.3 billion somoni more than planned.

In 2021, 309 new industrial enterprises and workshops were commissioned in the country, and the development of industrial production was ensured.

It was emphasized that in order to ensure the sustainable development of the energy sector and achieve the goals set, projects worth 16.6 billion somoni are currently being implemented in this area.

As a result of measures taken by the Government of the country, in the reporting year, the volume of electricity generation in the country compared to 2020 increased by 853 million kWh or 4.3%.

In the reporting year, the total volume of agricultural production amounted to 39.7 billion somoni, its growth compared to 2020 was 106.6%.

In order to support entrepreneurship and improve the investment climate in recent years, the Government of the country has taken a number of measures to provide tax and customs benefits for the development of domestic production.

In January-September 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, the country received 1.6 times more foreign investment.

In 2021, the total trade turnover amounted to 40 billion somoni, which is 13% more than in 2020.

The volume of paid services in all service areas in 2021 reached 15 billion somoni, which is 7.9% more than in 2020.

The measures taken by the Government of the country made it possible to increase foreign trade turnover in the reporting period compared to 2020 by 39.5%.

At the meeting of the Government of the country, reports were heard from the Minister of Finance Fayziddin Kakhhorzoda, the Chairman of the Tax Committee Nusratullo Davlatzoda, the head of the Customs Service Khurshed Karimzoda and the director of the Social Insurance and Pensions Agency Dilmurod Davlatzoda.

After the report of the leadership of the customs and tax authorities, the Agency for Social Insurance and Pensions, the Head of State Emomali Rahmon gave specific instructions to increase the performance of the customs payment plan, eliminate tax arrears, pay pensions and social insurance, and switch to electronic form of all financial transactions in these areas.

At the meeting of the Government of the country, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Tajikistan Yusuf Rahmon, Director of the Agency for State Financial Control and Fight against Corruption in the Republic of Tajikistan Sulaimon Sultonzoda and Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Republic of Tajikistan Karakhon Chilazoda reported on the activities of control and audit bodies in the direction of preventing crime, eliminating violations of the law in all socio-economic spheres, obligatory observance of the current laws of the country.

The prosecutor's office, state financial supervision and the fight against corruption and the Accounts Chamber were instructed to take timely and urgent measures to prevent violations of the country's legislation in the field of land use, regulation of customs and rituals and in other areas.

During the meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Chairman of the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management Sadi Kodirzoda reported.

It was emphasized that during the reporting period, 25 business and investment forums were organized and held, including in the city of Dushanbe, Sughd and Khatlon regions, Rasht and Kulob with the participation of domestic and foreign investors, within which 50 new documents and agreements were signed on cooperation for a total amount of 7.2 billion somoni, including the construction of new industrial enterprises.

At the meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Bank of Tajikistan Khokim Kholikzoda and Chairman of the State Savings Bank of Tajikistan "Amonatbank" Sirojiddin Ikromi reported on the banking sector and effective monetary policy.

The leadership of the State Committee for Investment and State Property Management, the National Bank and other state and joint-stock banks were instructed to take specific measures to attract domestic and foreign investment in the national economy, in particular direct investment, maintain the national currency exchange rate, legalize funds, increase lending and transition to cashless payments, as well as completely transfer all financial and banking operations to electronic form.

Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan Sherali Kabir reported at the meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

It was emphasized that the announcement of 2022-2026 as the "Years of Industrial Development" will lay a solid foundation for the implementation of the process of accelerated industrialization of the country.

In 2021, new industrial enterprises and workshops with more than 5,000 new jobs were commissioned in the country, the growth of industrial production amounted to 22 percent.

The Head of State Emomali Rahmon ordered the leadership of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies to practically implement one of the strategic goals - the accelerated industrialization of the country, put into operation new production capacities, increase the production of competitive, import-substituting and export-oriented products, and final processing of raw materials within the country and develop textile and clothing industry in Tajikistan.

Daler Juma, Minister of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic, Khairullo Safarzoda, General Director of Rogun HPP Open Joint Stock Company, and Golib Ubaidullozoda, Head of the State Energy Supervision Service, were instructed to expand work on the construction and reconstruction of energy facilities, prevent technical and commercial losses of electricity, eliminate debts for providing electricity to organizations and departments of the sphere and accelerating construction work at the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, targeted use of allocated funds for the construction and reconstruction of energy facilities and high-quality construction work on them.

Minister of Agriculture Sulaimon Ziyozoda and Chairman of the State Committee for Land Management and Geodesy Orif Khojazoda reported on the targeted use of land, the introduction of new lands into agricultural circulation, the increase in agricultural production and its export outside the country, the development of poultry farming, livestock breeding, fish farming, vegetable growing, crop production, timely processing of land and the use of high-quality seeds, mineral fertilizers, elimination of shortcomings and violations of the law in the distribution of land, as well as other issues related to the field.

Minister of Education and Science Muhammadyusuf Imomzoda, Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population Jamoliddin Abdullozoda and Minister of Labour, Migration and Employment Shirin Amonzoda were instructed to take measures to improve the situation in the field of education, ensure the sustainable development of the education sector, build and reconstruct new modern schools, in a timely manner and in accordance with the requirements to cover the population with vaccination during the second wave of infectious diseases, build and reconstruct medical posts and health centers, and solve issues of employment of the population.

Head of the Communications Service Beg Sabur, Chairman of the Committee for Architecture and Construction Mahmadsaid Zuvaydzoda, General Director of the State Unitary Enterprise "Khojagii Manziliyu Kommunali" (Housing and Utilities) Jamshed Tabarzoda, Chairman of the Local Development Committee Kosim Rohbar and Chairman of the Committee for Youth and Sports Abdullo Rahmonzoda and Chairman of the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense Rustam Nazarzoda reported on the results of activities in 2021 and tasks for 2022.

The Chairman of the city of Dushanbe Rustami Emomali during his report stated that within the framework of the action plan for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of State Independence, 4371 creative undertakings were carried out in the capital, the implementation of the plan was 104% ensured, 16 general education and preschool institutions, 8 healthcare institutions were built, 50 industrial enterprises and workshops, 162 km of roads, 19 administrative buildings, 225 high-rise buildings with 161 service centers, 62 sports grounds, 9 squares, 2321 residential and administrative buildings and 116 dormitories have been repaired.

According to the Chairman of the city of Dushanbe Rustami Emomali, in 2021 the volume of industrial production amounted to 114%, investments in fixed assets increased by 1.5 times, the volume of trade amounted to 115%, paid services - 123% and cargo transportation - 104%.

The results of the socio-economic development of cities and regions for 2021 were reported by the Chairman of the Khatlon region Kurbon Hakimzoda, the Chairman of the Sughd region Rajabboy Ahmadzoda and the Chairman of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region Alisher Mirzonabot.

The Head of State Emomali Rahmon gave specific instructions to the chairmen of regions, cities and districts of the country to strengthen the process of preparing for the 35th anniversary of State Independence, the implementation of the goals outlined in the Address of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to Majlisi Oli, the development and implementation of an action plan for the implementation of the "Years of Industrial Development", 2022-2026, timely settlement of public appeals, support for domestic entrepreneurship, strengthening cooperation with the private sector, ensuring sustainable socio-economic development, increasing industrial and agricultural production, increasing their exports, improving the activities of educational, healthcare and cultural institutions.

At the end of the expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, summing up the socio-economic development of the country in 2021 and defining tasks for 2022 and analyzing the activities of all spheres of the national economy, gave instructions to the members of the Government, the administration of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, heads of ministries and departments, regions, cities and districts, and other state bodies to eliminate existing shortcomings, fulfill the tasks arising from the Address of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, work out plans to ensure progress and development of all important sectors of the country, find ways to prevent and reduce negative external factors, ensuring the sustainability of macroeconomic indicators, attracting investment, increasing production capacity, in particular for self-sufficiency in food products, and delivered a speech to the meeting attendants.

The Government of the country, ministries, departments and local executive bodies of state power were instructed to ensure the timely and high-quality implementation of the action plan in accordance with the instructions and tasks set out in the Address to the Parliament.

It was noted that in 2021, despite the difficult global economic and financial situation, as a result of timely anti-crisis measures to prevent the impact of negative factors on the national economy, in particular, the spread of coronavirus, economic growth amounted to 9.2%.

In this regard, the President of the country Emomali Rahmon considered it necessary to effectively use all the capacities and opportunities in order to achieve the set goals, generate financial resources aimed at development, ensure a multi-vector economy, expand the digitalization process, introduce a "green economy" and ensure in 2022 the pace of economic growth of the country at a level of at least 8%.

In this regard, ministries and departments, together with the executive bodies of state power of regions, cities and districts, were instructed to take specific measures to fully implement sectoral and regional programs and eliminate shortcomings in their implementation.

The ministries and departments, as well as the executive bodies of state power of regions, cities and districts, were tasked with effective management of public finances, targeted use of budget funds, finding new sources of income, high-quality and complete execution of state budget revenues.

The National Bank was instructed to attract foreign investment as much as possible, in particular direct investment, to reduce interest rates and increase the volume of long-term loans to the economy, in particular to manufacturing businesses, to expand non-cash payments and develop the infrastructure of the payment system, to effectively implement monetary policy, to improve the quality of banking services and access of entrepreneurs and farmers in remote areas to banking services, protect the rights and interests of users of banking services, improve the level of financial literacy of the population, and ensure citizens' confidence in the banking system.

The Head of State Emomali Rahmon instructed the ministries of economic development and trade, finance, the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management, other ministries and departments, as well as the executive bodies of state power of regions, cities and districts, when attracting domestic and foreign investments, to give priority to projects envisaged in the "Public Investment Program for 2021-2025" and take the necessary measures for their implementation.

The Ministry of Finance, together with the relevant ministries and departments, was instructed to take measures to strengthen the work on the transition to international financial reporting standards throughout the country.

Diplomatic missions abroad are also instructed to regularly present the investment opportunities of Tajikistan to foreign investors in order to attract foreign direct investment in the national economy and intensify their activities in this direction.

Analyzing the situation in the country's industry, the Head of State Emomali Rahmon emphasized that in 2021, as a result of the commissioning of new industrial enterprises and workshops, the volume of industrial production reached 38.8 billion somoni, which is 22% more than in 2020.

The President of the country Emomali Rahmon instructed the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies to take specific measures in order to organize the maximum processing of domestic raw materials, in particular, agricultural products such as cotton fiber, fruits, cocoons, leather and wool, in cooperation with local executive bodies of state power and production of end products with high added value.

In connection with the announcement of 2022-2026 as the “Years of Industrial Development”, the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies was instructed to collaborate with ministries, departments and local executive bodies of state power to ensure an annual growth rate of at least 20% and create modern enterprises, develop appropriate measures to improving the "Program for the accelerated industrialization of the country for 2020-2025" and ensuring their effective implementation.

The Ministry of Industry and New Technologies was also instructed, together with the relevant ministries and departments and local executive bodies of state power, to take measures to restore idle enterprises and report the results to the Government of the country.

The President of the country Emomali Rahmon instructed the Government of the Republic and local executive bodies of state power of regions, cities and districts, when developing a five-year plan for improvement and construction works in honor of the 35th anniversary of state independence, to give priority to the construction of industrial enterprises, increasing the economic activity of the population and creating the necessary infrastructure.

In order to widely implement the principles of the "green economy", the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies was instructed, together with the State Committee for Investments and State Property Management, the Ministry of Transport and local executive bodies of state power, to create enterprises for the installation and production of electrical vehicles in the coming years with the involvement of foreign capital as well as the creation of the necessary infrastructure for such modes of transport.

The President of the country Emomali Rahmon stressed the importance of commissioning the capacities of the Rogun HPP and the construction of new capacities for the production of electricity, including using renewable energy sources, in order to ensure complete energy independence.

After analyzing the foreign trade turnover of Tajikistan, the Head of State Emomali Rahmon instructed the ministries of industry and new technologies, agriculture, the Export Agency and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to ensure the competitiveness of the main export-oriented goods in the world market and find new markets within the framework of the State Export Development Program of Tajikistan for 2021 -2025 in connection with the organization of the production of final products with high added value, diversification of exports, the presentation of domestic goods abroad and the creation of favorable conditions for exporters.

It was considered necessary for the management and responsible persons to take the necessary measures in 2022-2023 to create three agro-logistics centers with the possibility of storing and processing more than 10 thousand tons of agricultural products in each of them in the city of Dushanbe, in Sughd and Khatlon regions.

In order to create favorable conditions for the implementation of state policy in the field of foreign economic activity, increase the production of export-oriented and import-substituting goods, enhance the competitiveness of domestic products, improve the investment climate, as well as strengthen partnerships between the state and the private sector and enter foreign markets, the Head of State Emomali Rahmon instructed the Government of the country to intensify work in 2022 to integrate the country into the trade regimes of international and regional organizations and associations.

For the development of the road transport sector, the relevant ministries and departments were instructed to intensify work in the direction of digitalization of the road transport sector, reconstruction and modernization of local roads, ensuring regular monitoring of the timely and high-quality implementation of road construction with the involvement of domestic entrepreneurs.

To improve the state of health of the population, including providing the material and technical base of medical institutions, supporting and encouraging young professionals and improving the skills of personnel, as well as developing the pharmaceutical industry, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population was instructed, together with the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, the State Committee for investments and State Property Management to take decisive action, taking into account the existing needs and opportunities for the establishment of industrial enterprises for the production of medicines.

It was noted that today a new wave of coronavirus infection continues in the world.

Therefore, the President of the country instructed to expand the process of vaccination of target groups of the population, since the only effective way to prevent this disease is vaccination.

Also, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population was instructed to develop a draft Strategy for the Development of Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Tajikistan and submit it to the Government.

At the end of his speech, the President of the country Emomali Rahmon recalled the solemn and worthy celebration of the 30th anniversary of state independence of the Republic of Tajikistan and called on ministries and departments, local executive bodies of state power to develop an action plan in order to worthily mark the 35th anniversary of state independence, which was said in the last Address of the Head of State to the Parliament.

All heads of ministries and departments, executive bodies of state power of regions, cities and districts, representatives of the Government and central structures in the field, other relevant structures and bodies and all civil servants were instructed to direct their activities towards eliminating the shortcomings and problems mentioned at today's meeting, and also on the qualitative implementation of instructions arising from the Address of the Head of State and report to the Government on the results.

The Head of State stressed that the most important task for all of us in the next five years is to direct all efforts and means to expand the construction of the Rogun HPP – a critical facility of the century, the development of industry and agriculture, that is, the achievement of strategic national goals, the solution of social problems of the population, further increase level and improvement of the quality of life of the people and the mobilization of all citizens, whether old or young, for the improvement and creation activities for the good of our beloved Motherland.

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