On the date of 31st January of this year in Dushanbe was held a conference of the State Enterprise Project Management Unit “Livestock and pasture management” with participation of sphere specialists and mass media representatives. The conference was opened by Mr. Sadi Karimov, the Director of SE PMU who has highlighted that effective implementation of state investment projects focused on improvement of rural population’s livelihoods and rural development has become possible through the direct support of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon and IFAD’s investments.
It should be noted that implementation of IFAD-funded projects “Livestock and Pasture Development and “Khatlon Livelihoods Support” is assigned to PMU and the last one that has covered two districts in Khatlon region (Muminobod and Sh. Shohin) was successfully completed in 2016. Under given project in its targeted district were established 82 Village Organizations, implemented 118 need based sub-projects out of them 98 sub-projects on provision of various agriculture machinery and equipment, 7 sub-projects on construction and rehabilitation of power supply lines, 6 sub-projects on construction of drinking water supply lines, 3 sub-projects on construction and rehabilitation of water bore-holes, 3 sub-projects on rehabilitation of roads within villages and 1 sub-project on construction of cattle track. Based on instructions of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon on provision of farms with agricultural machinery and resolving of the problem on lack of necessary machinery and equipment through the IFAD-funded projects PMU has in totally distributed to five districts of Khatlon region including Muminobod, Sh. Shohin, Baljuvon, Khovaling, and Temurmalik 238 units of various agriculture machinery (217 tractors, 19 front loaders and 2 excavators) and 1184 units of various attachable equipment.
Under implementation of the “Livestock and Pasture Development Project” with the purposes to improve the breeds of local population animals and providing assistance in promotion of state program on development of livestock sector in districts covered by project were in total distributed 510 heads of Hissor breed sheep and 48 heads of purebred cattle.
In addition there were implemented more than 85 sub-projects on improvement of pastures and rural infrastructure, based on which were constructed and rehabilitated roads to pastures, bridges, water points for animals, drinking water and power supply lines. It ought to be noted that through the implementation of mentioned projects was completely resolved one of the main problems of remote villages i.e., lack of electricity and rehabilitation of power supply lines.
Provision of permanent jobs to rural population is one of the most important issues that is under direct supervision and considerable attention of our government was also covered under implementation of mentioned projects. It should be noted that one of the priority areas of IFAD- funded projects consists from women empowerment and provision of jobs for them. In this direction, 780 rural women in targeted districts were involved into livestock breeding, beekeeping, milk and wool processing and by these means provided by jobs and source of incomes.
Generally, in result of state investments projects imnplementation in targeted districts were created more than 1 000 permanent jobs.
Also, another important point that was stressed by Mr. Sadi Karimov was that thanks to the considerable support of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon recently was launched the implementation of the second phase of the “Livestock and Pasture Development Project” with a total budget 24 million US dollars intended to cover additional five more districts of Khatlon region (Dangara Vose, Hamadoni, Farkhor and Kulob).
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