Tajik leader says energy independence will soon be achieved
published by Tajik Television First Channel,
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has said his nation will achieve energy independence via unity.
congratulatory speech during Nowruz festivities, held
in the Botanical garden in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, which was broadcast
by Tajik TV's First Channel on 21 March, President Rahmon
said: "We are celebrating Nowruz at a time when
everyone throughout the country is united to contribute to the construction of
Tajikistan's palace of light, the Roghun
hydroelectric power station. And residents of our country's capital, the city
The Tajik president also said that power rationing was cancelled throughout the country starting from yesterday and described it as a very serious step towards achieving energy independence.
"It is already a day that we lifted power rationing, 40 days earlier than last year. That is to say that the Tajik people get round-the-clock power supply 40 days earlier than last year. It is a serious step towards achieving energy independence of the Tajik government. It is a very firm step."
He welcomed UN General Assembly's recognition of Nowruz as an international holiday. In his closing remarks he congratulated the country's people on Nowruz and wished them all the best.