DUSHANBE , January 26, Asia-Plus - A roundtable meeting formally titled “Opportunities and Restrictions for Implementation of Development Projects in Tajikistan ” was held in the “Tojikiston” Hotel in Dushanbe on Wednesday January 25.  

According to information from the “Project Site of Tajikistan”, presentation of which was held on sidelines of the meeting, experts from various regions of the republic gave papers at the meeting on types of projects in the regions and Central Asia .  

Participants at the meeting also discussed project activities of the non-government organizations in Tajikistan .

Rukhshona Sohibnazarova, an expert with the “Project Site of Tajikistan” organization also coordinator of youth and volunteers programs of Tajikistan ’s National Red Crescent Society (NRCS), telling the meeting noted, “The majority of NGOs in Tajikistan are working just to survive but not to develop.”  They have no strategy of their development, according to her.  

Ms. Sohibnazarova noted that to date, more than 2000 NGOS have been registered in the republic.  “Various projects implemented by local NGOs remain uncompleted and they stopped their activities,” she said, adding that many of them are duplicating functions of each other.  “Besides, implementation of regional projects remains undeveloped,” Sohibnazarova noted.  She said: “It is necessary provide institutional development of NGOs and solution of problems at regional level while priority should be given to communicative, analytical, and integration projects as well as the projects being implemented in cooperation with the government, jamoats, etc.”  

Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, local NGOs, international organizations active in the republic and media took part in the meeting’s work.