Mirzokhuja Iftorov of
Nizom Giyoev, who has already moved, told RFE/RL that his former house was situated in a dangerous place that flooded every year.
Another relocated person, Muhammadsodiq Saidmuhiddin, said he decided to move in order to improve his living conditions. He said he left his old house in
Each relocated family will receive the equivalent of about $800 from the government to construct new homes, which are likely to cost much more.
The Tajik government has tried in recent years to resume a Soviet-era program that relocates families from undeveloped mountainous areas to more developed districts that have better infrastructure.
The program is currently relocating people in areas prone to floods and those living close to the site of the future Rogun hydropower station.