President Emomali Rahmon Visited Temurmalik District

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The Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon visited Temurmalik district of Khatlon Province in order to get acquainted with the living conditions of the population and attend the opening of various socio-economic facilities.

His visit began with the opening ceremonies of the three-story educational institution Medical College in Kangurt community, which accommodates 250 students, and the new renovated Kindergarten Bonu that accommodates 200 children, which has been renovated by domestic entrepreneur Akbar Asadullo in the amount of 3.5 million somoni.

Next, he attended the opening ceremony of a Kangurt Footwear Manufacturing Enterprise, which has a production capacity of 300 — 500 shoes per day, and which has provided 100 locals with permanent jobs. He also attended the opening ceremony of a furniture factory, flwhich focused on tables and chairs for schools, hotel, and other enterprises. Another opening ceremony was for the multi-storey residential building of a diagnostic and treatment center Madadi Akbar’s brach.

The branch will employ more than 45 doctors and medical personnel.

While inspecting the dental treatment center, President Rahmon laid a foundation stone for the construction of the future central stadium with 5,000 seats and the State Flag Square in the Kangurt community.

In addition, President Rahmon attended the opening ceremony of the Palace of Culture, built on the occasion of the nationwide holiday, the 30th anniversary of state independence, and within the framework of the Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk crafts, by a local entrepreneur, and costing over 14 million somoni.

Following this, President Rahmon got acquainted with the Palace of Culture. He expressed gratitude to the domestic entrepreneur who financed the cost of the building for supporting the successful cultural policy of the government.

Concluding his visit, President Rahmon held a meeting with public representatives and noted that according to historical and archeological data, Kangurt harbor has a rich 5,500 year old cultural legacy. The name Kangurt is derived from ancient Bacteria and Sogdian words and means land of wrestlers.

“According to scholars, Kangurt is the birthplace of famous scientists and scholars since ancient times, and many craftsmen and wrestlers have lived in its territory,» he added.

The name Kangurt was first mentioned in 1221 in the annals of the historian Atomalik Juwayni the history of the world’s exploration.

President Rahmon emphasized that this historic date in the year of celebration of the 30th anniversary of the state independence of Tajiks is exactly 800 years old.

“The liberation struggle of the Kangurt people, including the Kholi Kangurti uprisings, Miri Nadir, and Nazir Pahlavon in the dark times of the Mangit emirs, were among the first struggles for freedom and independence of our people,» he said.

Many changes have taken place in Kangurt. On November 23, 1930, Kangurt was transformed into a district, and already, by the 1940s its population was over 38,000. From 1948 to 1956, in order to develop the cotton industry, most of the people of Tajikistan, including Kangurt natives, were relocated to the valleys of Kulob, Dangara, and Vakhsh. Due to migration, the population of the district was greatly reduced, and on September 15, 1953, Kangurt district was abolished as a district.

“The economic and social development of Kangurt began due to independence, and now about 19,000 people of Kangurt, consisting of 2,354 households, live in two villages — Kangurt and Husainabad,”Rahmon said.

President Rahmon emphasized that today, due to the independence, Kangurt has modern roads, high-rise buildings, many service facilities, a modern market, a district hospital, and manufacturing enterprises.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan