Expanded meeting of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
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This morning, an expanded meeting of the Government of Tajikistan began under the chairmanship of the Founder of Peace and National Unity � Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Head of the Government of the country Emomali Rahmon.
At the expanded meeting of the Government, the results of socio-economic development of the country in 2016 were announced and the main tasks for 2017 were identified.
The enlarged meeting was attended by the leadership and members of the Government, the Executive Office of the President of Tajikistan, its subordinate bodies, heads of central government structures and authorities, agencies under the President and the Government of the country, national enterprises and institutions, chairmen of provinces, cities and districts, heads of higher educational institutions, centers on the implementation of investment projects, public and joint-stock banks, official newspapers and magazines, and other officials.
The President of Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon, opening the meeting, noted that 2016 was a truly historic and successful year for the Tajik people, and, in general, its indicators are positive.
The meeting heard the report of the Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda on the results of socio-economic development in 2016.
It was emphasized that, despite the negative impact of external factors, the stable economic development of the country has been preserved, the fulfillment of macroeconomic and social indicators is provided in line with priority objectives.
GDP has made up more than 54 billion somoni, its real growth � 6.9%.
Despite the decline of the national currency against foreign currency, the consumer market prices remain at a normal level, the inflation rate is 6%.
It was noted that the economic growth, in particular, contributed to the increase in capital funding in the amount of 17.4%, industrial production � 16%, retail trade turnover � 6.0%, agricultural production � 5.2%, the total amount of the State budget plan has been fulfilled by 95%, the budget has received 16.8 billion somoni that is for 907 million somoni less than planned.
During the reporting period, the tax authority fulfilled the tax revenue plan by 98.2%, the customs administration � by 90.1%.
It was also outlined that with the direct support of the President of Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon in 2016 � 52% of the budget expenditures, i.e. 8.1 billion somoni, was aimed at raising living standards, improving the quality of social protection.
The President gave concrete instructions to the Prime Minister, his first deputy and deputies to eliminate the existing shortcomings, the real summing up of the socio-economic sectors in 2016.
The meeting also heard reports of Ministers of Economic Development and Trade Nematullo Hikmatullozoda, Finance Abdusalom Kurboniyon, chairman of the Tax Committee Nusratullo Davlatzoda.
Then, there were heard reports by the Chief of the Customs Administration Abdufattoh Ghoib, Director of the Agency of Social Insurance and Pensions Safarali Najmiddinov on the results of the activities of these departments in 2016.
Also, the meeting heard reports of the chairmen of the National Bank Jamshed Nurmuhammadzoda and SSB Amonatbank" Ruhullo Hakimzoda on measures to improve the banking system, conduct effective monetary policy, as well as the Minister of Industry and New Technologies Shavkat Bobozoda � on the state of industrial facilities, construction and development of new production workshops and enterprises.
Then, reports of the Minister of Energy and Water Resources Usmonali Usmonzoda, chairman of OJSHC "Barqi Tojik" Mirzo Ismoilzoda, General Director of "Rogun HPP" Khairullo Safarzoda have been heard regarding the situation in the energy sector, measures to prevent excessive loss of electricity, raising funds for consumed electricity, the course of construction, reconstruction and modernization of hydroelectric power stations.
Interior Minister Ramazon Rahimzoda reported on the issues of observance of the laws of the Republic of Tajikistan "On regulation of traditions, celebrations and ceremonies in the Republic of Tajikistan", "On the responsibility of parents for the education and upbringing of children", as well as the level of crime in the sphere of energy.
The extended meeting of the Government of Tajikistan also heard reports of the Minister of Agriculture Sattori Izzatulo � on the autumn field works, return of fallow land to agricultural use, export of fruits and vegetables, of the Chairman of the State Committee on Land Management and Geodesy Ahmadzoda Rajabboy � on the prevention of crime in the area of land use, of the Chairman of the Committee on Investments and State Property Management Kodiri Kosim � on the implementation of investment projects and attracting investments in the national economy.
President Emomali Rahmon instructed the Minister of Education and Science Said Nuriddin Said to resolve issues related to the lack of teaching staff and the construction of new schools, the Minister of Labor, Migration and Employment Sumangul Taghoyzoda � to provide coverage of population with employment, including the involvement of housewives to learning professions, the Minister of Health and Social Protection Nusratullo Salimzoda � to ensure access of the population to healthcare, Director of Material Reserves Agency Nurmahmad Ahmadzoda � to take measures on stocking of combustible materials, food, building materials, to provide them, where necessary, for the affected population.
Also, the meeting heard reports of the chairman of GBAO Shodikhon Jamshed, chairmen of Khatlon and Sughd provinces Davlatshoh Gulmahmadzoda and Abdurahmon Qodiri.
During the report by the chairman of the city of Dushanbe Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloev, President of the Republic of Tajikistan drew the attention of the management of local executive bodies of state authority of the city and its districts to the expansion of the improvement and landscaping works, the execution of the revenue part of the budget plan, the early and complete connection of the capital facilities to the CHP "Dushanbe-2".
The meeting also heard reports of the Minister of Transport Sherali Ganjalzoda, chairman of the Committee of Architecture and Construction Jamshed Ahmadzoda, Minister of Culture Shamsiddin Orumbekzoda, chairman of the Committee of Television and Radio Mahmadsaid Shohiyon, chairman of the Committee of Youth, Sports and Tourism Abdullozoda Akhtam Rustam, chairman of the Committee on Religious Affairs, Regulation of National Traditions, Celebrations and Ceremonies Sulaymon Davlatzoda.
At the end of the extended meeting of the Government, the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, Head of the Government of the country Emomali Rahmon delivered a speech summing up the socio-economic development of the Republic of Tajikistan in 2016 and identifying tasks for 2017.
President Emomali Rahmon, summing up the results of activity in all spheres of the national economy in 2016, instructed the Government of the country, the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, ministries and departments, local executive bodies of state authority to develop as soon as possible an action plan for the timely execution of orders and instructions voiced in his Address.
Source: President of Republic of Tajikistan