Government proposes to give status of township to administrative center of GBAO’s Murgab district
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The government has proposed to give status of township to the administrative center of the Murgab district in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO).
This issue will be considered at a session of Tajikistan's upper house (Majlisi Milli) of parliament (Majlisi Oli) that is being held in Dushanbe today.
In all, about 30 issues has been tabled to the agenda of the today's session of the Majlisi Milli.
Murgab is the only significant settlement in the eastern half of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. It is the highest town in Tajikistan (and of the former Soviet Union) at 3,650 meters above sea level. It is located at the junction of the Murgab River and the Pamir Highway.
The Pamir Highway goes north to Sary-Tash and to Osh in Kyrgyzstan and southwest to the GBAO's capital Khorog.
Another road goes east over the Kulma Pass to the Karakoram Highway in China connecting to Tashkurgan to the south and Kashgar in the north.
Source: Asia plus