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At the Dushanbe airport, there has begun the construction of a new cargo terminal. The first phase of the works will be financed by the government of Japan. As reported by the press service of the Dushanbe International Airport, the JICA (Japan International Development Agency) will provide $17.5 million.


As follows from the annual report on the quality of life in the cities across the world published by the multinational consulting group Mercer, the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, is among the 20 worst places, ranked on the 17th place. According to the rating, this situation is caused by the unstable political situation, the high level of restriction of freedom, as well as the low level of education. The cities of such countries as Congo, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria became the neighbors of Dushanbe on this list.



To date, the only real candidate to join the Eurasian Economic Union in the near future is Tajikistan. Head of the Center for Integration Studies at the Eurasian Development Bank Evgeny Vinokurov made this statement in a recent interview. According to him, in the past two years, the topic of Tajikistan's possible accession to the EEU was considered at the level of the working group, and then transferred to the governmental level.



According to the recent report of the International Center for Combating Terrorism, the natives of Tajikistan are more likely to become suicide bombers of the Islamic State than people from other countries. As indicated in the document, in the period December 2015 – December 2016, 27 terrorist attacks were carried out in Iraq and Syria by suicide bombers who has arrived from Tajikistan.


The National Bank of Tajikistan will receive assistance from the Swiss refining enterprise Metalor in organizing better cleaning of the impurities of silver and gold ore mined in the country. As reported by the press service of the financial regulator, the corresponding agreement was signed during the visit to Switzerland of the first deputy chairman of the bank, Jamoliddin Nuraliyev. “The company Metalor was established in Switzerland in 1852.


Tajikistan and Turkey favor further expansion of the existing inter-state relations between them. This was announced after the meeting of the presidents of the two states, Emomali Rahmon and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was held in the framework of the 13th meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization in Islamabad. According to the Tajik president's press service, the parties expressed their intention to improve performance with respect to mutual trade, expressing a number of proposals in terms of its further expansion.



Head of the Scandinavian telecommunications company “Telia” Johan Dennelind sent a letter to Prime Minister of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzade, to head of the executive office of the president of the republic Ozoda Rahmon and to Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov, requesting assistance in the process of selling shares of the Fund of Economic Development of the Aga Khan. This was reported by the press service of the company, which operates under the brand “Tcell” in Tajikistan.


Russia and Tajikistan have reached an agreement regarding the use of the 201st Russian military base located in the territory of the Tajik republic to protect the Tajik-Afghan border. This was announced after the Dushanbe-based talks between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon. Worth recalling, the Russian head of state arrived in the Tajik capital on Monday with the aim of conducting the Russian-Tajik negotiations. In the evening, Rahmon gave an official reception in honor of the visit of the Russian president.



Now Russia and Tajikistan have an opportunity to cooperate in the field of construction and operation of nuclear research reactors. This is stated in the text of the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which was signed on February 27. The document was signed as the results of the official visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Dushanbe and his talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.



According to the warning published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Tajikistan, young citizens of the republic under the age of 20 can no longer go to entertainment venues after 6:00 PM. In case of violation of this prohibition, their parents will be liable. The range of prohibited places includes restaurants, internet cafes and bookmaker's offices.