DUSAHNBE, September 28, Asia-Plus - Tojikgaz, Tajik gas concern, has repaid almost a half of its US$4.5-million debt to Uztransgaz, Uzbek gas supply company. 

Fayoziddin Sodirov, a spokesman for Tojikgaz, said that yesterday they took a loan of US$2 million from one of local banks to repay a part of its debt for Uzbek gas supplies.  Sodirov refrained from naming the bank, from which they took the loan.  

“Uzbekistan has resumed gas supplies to Tajikistan,” the Tojikgaz spokesman said, noting that repairs to the gas pipeline in the territory of Uzbekistan concluded Thursday evening.  

“At present only the industrial enterprises in Tajikistan are receiving natural gas, while gas supplies to the pubic are supposed to resume today evening,” Sodirov said.