The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) conducted a two-day workshop attended by over 50 officials from Tajikistan’s government bodies and government bodies,  including the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Population, senior representatives of Dushanbe Mayor and Jaihoun district authorities, the Committee for Architecture and Construction, the State Committee for Land Management and Geodesy, the State Committee on Investment and State-owned Property Management, Tajinvest and the Center for the Implementation of PPP Projects.

The EDB says this workshop, which was held in Dushanbe on October 3-4, is part of a series of EDB events aimed at promoting PPPs in its member states and enhancing the expertise of government officials in this area.

“PPPs are used in Tajikistan to establish and operate public infrastructure, but the full potential of this instrument is yet to be realized.  Although Tajikistan has established legal and institutional frameworks to promote PPPs, its current portfolio of ongoing PPP projects remains limited.  The number of PPP projects is directly linked to the quality of project preparation and their attractiveness to private investors and financial institutions.  Therefore, it is important that those involved in preparing and supporting PPP projects acquire practical competencies in structuring and launching such initiatives.  Sharing expertise and experience with the participants in this event will facilitate the Bank’s active participation in PPP initiatives in Tajikistan,” said Vladimir Yakunin, Head of the Department of Project Support and EDB Director in Tajikistan.

Svetlana Maslova, Director of PPP Projects, and Sergey Paseko, Executive Director of the Transport and Infrastructure Directorate, reportedly participated in discussions concerning each stage of PPP project preparation and in the formulation of recommendations, which are expected to pave the way for the effective implementation of PPP projects in waste management and solar energy.  

According to the EDB, the event was organized with support from the EDB Technical Assistance Fund.