Tajikistan eager to contribute to Kuwait Vision 2035 – minister

A Tajik official said on Sunday that his country was willing to contribute to Kuwait’s Vision 2035, an ambitious development plan launched by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Speaking to KUNA, Tajik Minister of Transport Khudoyorzoda Khudoyor said that his country’s own development vision was similar the Kuwaiti one, affirming that the two nations could be working together to realize their plans, especially within the electrical power domain.

Tajikistan is home for the soon to be opened Rogun Dam, which expected to be the highest structure of its kind in the world by 2020, indicated minister Khudoyor who affirmed that his country was willing to lend its expertize to Kuwait if needed.

The minister lauded the relations with Kuwait, calling it “highly exceptional”. The Tajik Transport minister welcomed Kuwaiti investments in his country especially within the infrastructural and transportation sectors.

The official revealed that building roads in his country was a costly venture, adding that Kuwait, through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), had contributed to the construction and renovation of significant highways in Tajikistan at a cost of nearly US$51 million.

The KFAED also is providing assistance to help Tajikistan to build roads linking the country to other nations in the region including China, Afghanistan and others. The Tajikistan government had embarked on a strategy building and renovating roads, bridges, railways, and airports to bolster the economy of the country and link its parts together.