President Emomali Rahmon has criticized the pace of socioeconomic development of Shahritous district in Khatlon province. 

According to the Tajik president’s official website, his criticism, directed at local officials in the district, came during a government session held by Emomali Rahmon yesterday.

Issues related to development of the country and preparations for winter were reportedly discussed at the meeting. 

Shahritous Chairperson Ghaffor Jabbori reported on the implementation of the Constitutional Law on “On the Local Government Bodies” and the RT Law “On the Self-Government Bodies of Settlements and Villages” 

Speaking at the meeting, Rahmon reportedly criticized administrators of the Shahritous district for poor performance.

The Tajik president’s official website notes that Shahritous is a subsidized district.  More than 20 million somonis  annually comes from the republican budget to the district’s local budget.  Seven investment projects totaling worth 2.3 million U.S. dollars are reportedly being implemented in Shahritous.  

Speaking at the meeting, the president, in particular, instructed the Ministry of Economic Development and Tarde jointly with other relevant ministries and agencies to develop draft forecast of the country’s macroeconomic indicators for 2024 and its main parameters for 2025-2026 and submit them for consideration of the government until June 1, 2023.

The strategy of development of “green” economy in Tajikistan designed for 2023-2037 and the strategy of development the artificial intelligence in Tajikistan for the period up to 2040 were also discussed at the meeting.