AKIPRESS.COM - The signing ceremony for a new UNDP project “Accelerating Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery through Improved Livelihood, Employability, and Regional Cooperation in Ferghana Valley” took place at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on December 17.
The Government of the Russian Federation has allocated 2 million US dollars for the implementation of the project designed to improve livelihoods, develop entrepreneurship in rural areas of Fergana Valley of Tajikistan, as well build up cross-border cooperation with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, exchange of best practices between Central Asian countries.
The ceremony was followed by steering committee meetings of other UNDP projects “Strengthening Communities in Khatlon Rasht Valley of Tajikistan” and “Youth for Business and Innovation” also funded by the Government of the Russian Federation. Members of the committee summarized achieved results and outlined work plans for 2021.The contribution of the Russian Federation to the development of the Republic of Tajikistan through projects implemented by the United Nations Development Program in Tajikistan has been about 15 million dollars since 2014. Due to support from Russian Federation alone, more than several hundred jobs were created, and more than 15 thousand people benefitted through entrepreneurship, employment opportunities, and improved access to economic infrastructure and social services.