CAREC in Tajikistan
Tajikistan joined CAREC in 1998 when, as a newly independent nation, it embraced the vision of cooperation with its neighbors to achieve a new era of development and prosperity in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse.
The country is bounded by the People’s Republic of China to the east, Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, and the Kyrgyz Republic to the north. Its mountains are the highest in Central Asia and make up more than 90% of its land area. Massive mountain glaciers feed rivers that nourish valley orchards and lowland farms, and provide abundant hydroelectricity.
CAREC Corridor 1, Corridor 3, Corridor 5, and Corridor 6 transit Tajikistan, allowing people and businesses to move within the country and across borders with greater ease and at less cost, increasing trade and improving access to essential jobs and services.
As of December 2018, more than $1.58 billion has been invested in 28 projects in Tajikistan through CAREC. These projects also promote better connections—within CAREC and with outside markets—that are key to unlocking the region’s vast resources and human potential.
A road construction program has cut travel times between commercial centers in Tajikistan and neighboring countries. Customs modernization and cross-border agreements are also enhancing trade. The government is playing its part in carrying out investments, creating jobs, and stimulating economic growth.