Rahmon calls on Tajik entrepreneurs to arrange production of export goods

20/01/2016 16:30
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, January 20, 2016, Asia-Plus – Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has called on domestic entrepreneurs to arrange production of export goods.

His call came during an address to a joint meeting of both houses of the parliament in Dushanbe on January 20.

Rahmon, in particular, noted that local banks last year provided a total of 16 billion somoni in loans.  Of them, 4 billion somoni were reportedly provided in preferential loans.

According to him, the number of customers of local banks last year increased by 15 percent.

“In 2015, we set up a special entrepreneurship support fund,” the president said, noting that the budget last year provided 95 million somoni for setting up the fund.  “This year, this amount will increase to 125 million somoni,” Rahmon stated.

The president ordered heads of relevant ministries and agencies to take adequate measures to support the national currency of Tajikistan.

63 projects are expected to be implemented in different sectors this year and 19 billion somoni, including 7.5 billion somoni of foreign investments, will go to support implementation of these projects, Rahmon added.   

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