WB plans to provide $20 mln
During the course of the visit, Mr. Barbone met with key members of the Government’s economic team and donor community.
Major issues discussed with the Government included a new programmatic development operation that is planning to disburse USD20 million for budget support in Spring 2010 upon successful implementation of agreed policy reforms and additional financing projects in food security, water supply and sanitation, irrigation and education, as well as new investments in energy under CAS 2010-2013.
Parties also discussed the overall implementation of the World Bank projects and programs in
“The international community is greatly impressed by the progress made by the country and pledged full support to its development plans. Donors encouraged the authorities to continue paying special attention to macroeconomic stability, deepening structural reforms and social sector reforms, in particular in education and health. Also, the cotton farm debt resolution decree implementation is very important for cotton producers.”, Mr. Luca Barbone told, adding that “At the same time, there is strong consensus that the primary source of future growth in Tajikistan is in making the full use of the country’s hydropower potential. A number of priority projects are under preparation, and they are going to be very important for future regional cooperation and integration.”
Mr. Barbone visited Bokhtar district in Khatlon province, where he met individual farmers and cotton gin representatives. They discussed the implementation of the Presidential Decree on Farm Debt Resolution in the field.
The World Bank’s overall mission in