EU funds project to build a bridge at Tajikistan-Afghanistan border

EU funds project to build a bridge at Tajikistan-Afghanistan borderSource: Times of Central Asia

The project will be implemented by Aga Khan Foundation and PATRIP Foundation.

DUSHANBE — A High-Level EU mission has paid an official visit to Tajikistan. The mission consisted of Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation, and Mr. Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia. They arrived to look into the current EU–Tajikistan relations, in particular in the process of implementation of the country`s New Development Strategy 2016–2030, the Delegation of the European Union to Tajikistan reported.

EU funds project to build a bridge at Tajikistan-Afghanistan borderThe EU mission on July 12 visited the Shamsiddin-Shohin district, at the Tajik-Afghan border, where the EU launched a new project, in agreement with the Tajik and Afghan governments, for building of a bridge in Farkhor district, the rehabilitation of a road and river bank stabilization. The project will foster local private sector and markets development contributing to peace, resilience and trade facilitation in the region. The project will be implemented by Aga Khan Foundation and PATRIP Foundation. The project has a budget of EUR 16 million and is funded by the European Union.

During the visit, the EU officials had an opportunity to further discuss the EU-Tajikistan cooperation with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, First Deputy Prime Minister Davlatali Said, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Finance.

Read more – Dated: 14 July 2017

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