DUSHANBE, November 17, Asia-Plus - Compared to last year a number of individual entrepreneurs in Tajikistan has increased by 10,000 and as of November 1, a total number of individual entrepreneurs in the country has exceeded 100,000 people, according to the Antimonopoly Committee.  

The department of the state support for entrepreneurship within the antimonopoly agency said that a number of limited liability companies in the country has also increased since the beginning of the year.  “Nearly 7,000 limited liability companies have to date been registered in Tajikistan,” said the source, “However, at present only 4,500 of them are operational.  It is connected with the fact that some of these companies are changing forms of their activity, becoming individual entrepreneurs, or extending spheres of their activity their activity through launching joint ventures.”

Davlatmurod Jumayev, an official with the antimonopoly commission, said that number of foreign investors wanting to launch joint ventures in Tajikistan has also increased almost by half.  “Among them are mainly entrepreneurs from Iran, Turkey, China, the United States and the CIS starts,” Jumayev said.  According to him, a new Tajik-Iranian joint venture on producing dyeing and vanishes.  

“The agency is currently considering some 300 applications from foreign investors for permission to open their businesses in Tajikistan,” Jumayev said.