Asia-Development Bank to provide $ 910,000 for
clearing off debts of dehqan farms in Tajikistan.
HEALTHCARE: MSF conducts seminar on use
of medicines in
EMPLOYMENT: Employment Center in Dushanbe
sums up results of
work carried out in January-September.
Tajik-Ukrainian Joint Venture on assembling
caterpillar tractors to be launched at "Tajiktextilemash"
CULTURE: "Society Against Narcotics"
contest for amateur
dramatics announced in Gorno Badakhshan.
SPORTS: Tajik judo wrestlers win two
gold medals in Dushanbe
Central Asian Games.
Sanitary-Epidemiological Station in Sughd combating
low-quality food commodities.
DEVELOPMENT BANK TO PROVIDE $ 910,000 FOR CLEARING OFF
DEBTS OF DEHQAN FARMS IN TAJIKISTAN
DUSHANBE, October 16, Asia-Plus - The Asian Development
will provide a grant of $ 910,000 to Tajikistan.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Tajik Ministry of Land Reclamation
Water Resources this amount would be spent for reducing
dehqan (peasant) farms for use of water in accordance with
project of the Ministry and the Asian Development Bank.
expected that practical implementation of he project will
January-February of the next year.
Experts from the Asian Development Bank consider that the
for the crisis state of water supply system and debt of
farms was the civil war that had caused a great damage to
infrastructure of Tajikistan.
CONDUCTS SEMINAR ON USE OF MEDICINES IN GORNO BADAKHSHAN
KHOROG, October 16, Asia-Plus - International organization
Sans Frontieres (MSF) has staged a seminar on use of pharmaceutical
output in Khorog, capital of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous
(GBAO), the Asia-Plus correspondent for Khorog reported.
The seminar participants included representatives from medical
establishments, pharmaceutical services and some local non-government
organizations working in the province. Ms. Lailo Qurbonmamadova,
Medical Coordinator in the GBAO, told Asia-Plus that invited
representatives from the "Somonioyon" Group at
the World Health
Organization (WHO) in Tajikistan had discussed with participants
the seminar issues related to purchasing, delivering, selling
using medical preparations. Representative from the National
Center for Examination of Medicinal Preparations speaking
meeting noted that 95 percent of medicines imported to the
"by unlicensed way" didn't meet requirements of
Employees of medical establishments have been given recommendations
enhancement of pharmaceutical sector, new information and
addresses of pharmaceutical enterprises dealing with delivery
of medicines meeting international standards of quality
CENTER SUMS UP RESULTS OF WORK
CARRIED OUT IN NINE MONTHS OF 2003
DUSHANBE, October 16, Asia-Plus - The Employment Center
has summed up the results of work carried out over nine
months of the
As Asia-Plus was told at Labor Market Department at the
persons have applied to the Center for consultations on
issues over the mentioned period. In nine months of 2003,
persons seeking job were registered with the Center. Meantime,
persons have been given a status of unemployed. The Center
conducted seven fairs for job vacancies in the Tajik capital
mentioned period. 454 persons have been placed in jobs at
enterprises and organizations. The Center plans to hold
such fairs in November and December.
According to specialists from the Employment Center, the
professions in Dushanbe are builders, teachers, medical
workers. But many residents of the capital city don't want
to get a
job on these professions because of low wages. Experts from
Employment Center estimate that a rate of unemployment in
2003 will be accounted for 0.9 percent of a total number
of Dushanbe, and in 2004 and 2005, it will be accounted
JOINT VENTURE TO BE LAUNCHED
AT "TAJIKTEXTILEMASH" IN TAJIK CAPITAL
DUSHANBE, October 16, Asia-Plus - A Tajik-Ukrainian Joint
assembling caterpillar tractors is supposed to be launched
Dushanbe-based "Tajiktextilemash" plant at the
end of the current
year, Homid Abdulloyev, Director General of the "Textilemash"
According to him, the Tajik side will represented by the
"Tajiktextilemash" and the Ukrainian side will
be represented by the
Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC) "Kharkov Tractor Plant".
on launching the joint venture was reached in the spring
during a visit of the Kharkov Tractor Plant's delegation
led by Pyotr
Todorov, Director General of the Kharkov Tractor Plant.
share in an initial capital of the joint venture will include
means, equipment, production sites and engineering infrastructure,
the Ukraine's share will consist of spare parts and components
carrying out a feasibility study on the proposals for the
venture. The tractor assembled at the joint venture will
According to Abdulloyev, the "Textilemash" has
produced 940.000 Somoni
worth of output over nine months of this year, which is
percentage of the same period of the previous year. At present,
plant is producing spare parts and components for the Tajik
cotton-ginning factories, etc.
PROJECTS TO SUPPORT CRAFTSMEN LAUNCHED IN FERGANA VALLEY
KHUJAND, October 16, Asia-Plus - The US Agency for International
Development (USAID) and Tashkent office of the "Eurasia"
have launched in Fergana Valley a new project to support
through development of craftsmanship, the Asia-Plus correspondent
Ms. Kibriyo Majidova, Chairperson of the Khujand-based "Fath"
non-government organization participating in implementation
project, told Asia-Plus that the project would be implemented
several stages. "The first stage includes collection
about craftsmen in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
output being competitive on foreign market", said she,
containing addresses and photographs of craftsmen and their
will be created". Then, according to Majidova, this
database in a
form of reference book will be distributed to various organizations,
including foreign ministries of the three countries. After
educational part of the project will begin, according to
"Craftsmen will learn how to run business and conduct
market", she told Asia-Plus. Majidova noted the final
the project will be organization of craftsmen's going out
AGAINST NARCOTICS" CONTEST FOR AMATEUR
DRAMATICS ANNOUNCED IN GBAO
KHOROG, October 16, Asia-Plus - "Society Against Narcotics",
the motto of the contest for amateur dramatics announced
by the GBAO
Center for Folk Arts, the Asia-Plus correspondent for Khorog
Under conditions of the contest, creative groups have to
submit to the
verdict of judges of the contest plays exposing ruinous
effects of use
of drugs on health and a state of society. Director of the
Center for Folk Arts, Mulkamon Mamadamonov told Asia-Plus
four groups from Rushan, Ishkashim, Murgab and Vanj Districts
agreed to participate.
According to the Asia-Plus interlocutor, the contest is
under support of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan.
will receive prizes and valuable presents provided by the
JUDO WRESTLERS WIN TWO GOLD MEDALS
IN DUSHANBE CENTRAL ASIAN GAMES
DUSHANBE, October 16, Asia-Plus - Yesterday, two Tajik judo
Rauf Hukumov (81 kilograms) and Parviz Sobirov (90 kilograms)
first two gold medal for the Tajik national team in the
Central Asian Games. The other Tajik athlete, Khairullo
kilograms) won took the third place and won the bronze medal
The silver medal in this weight category fell to lot of
sportsman, Amirbek Shiekhov, who was second to the wrestler
On results of the first day of the Games, Tajikistan stands
first place with two gold, one silver and one bronze medals.
followed by the national teams from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
one gold and three bronze medals each.
STATION IN SUGHD COMBATING
LAW-QUALITY FOOD COMMODITIES
KHUJAND, October 16, Asia-Plus - According to experts from
Sanitary-Epidemiological Station for Sughd Province, more
items of food commodities in shops in northern Tajikistan
requirements of quality, the Asia-Plus correspondent for
The experts have come to such a conclusion after checking
trading in food commodities in the territory of Sughd Province.
Experts noted that both local and imported food commodities
standards. Bahodur Boturov, head of the Nutrition Hygiene
with the Sanitary-Epidemiological Station, told Asia-Plus
inspectors from the Station have checked 6,044 shops over
three months. He noted that the shops had been fined a total
HAILS HERO ASTRONAUT
DUSHANBE, October 16, Asia-Plus - BBC News -- China's first
has landed back on Earth to a hero's welcome after an historic
in which he orbited the globe14 times, BBC News reported.
The Shenzhou V craft touched down on Thursday morning in
China 21 hours after being rocketed into space. Astronaut
emerged from the capsule saying: "I'm feeling good.
I'm proud of my
motherland," before being whisked away to meet political
the capital Beijing. China officials say the next goals
space program is to set up a space laboratory and a space
Yang Liwei's return fulfils China's bid to become only the
country to send a man into space, after the former Soviet
the United States. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao sent his congratulations
and hailed the mission "a complete success" after
speaking with Yang.
In the United States, Nasa administrator Sean O'Keefe described
an important achievement. United Nations Secretary General
said space exploration knew no national borders, "the
mission of the
Shenzhou V is a step forward for all mankind".
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