China reconstructs motor roads in Tajikistan cities

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DUSHANBE (TCA) — A ceremony of completion of the second phase of the project to reconstruct and repair roads in the cities of Kurgan-Tyube and Kulyab was held on January 8 in Kurgan-Tyube, the main city of Tajikistan’s Khatlon province, Avesta news agency reported.

Tajikistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Azim Ibrohim expressed his gratitude to the government of China for financial assistance and to China Road and Bridge Corporation, the project contractor, for the successful implementation of the project.

In his words, motor roads and bridges in Kurgan-Tyube and Kulyab have been reconstructed in two phases at the expense of Chinese grants. The first phase reconstructed 12 km of roads in Kurgan-Tyube and Kulyab. Two motor bridges were also reconstructed in Kulyab.

In the second phase, the project reconstructed and repaired 22 km of city roads in Kurgan-Tyube and Kulyab, and reconstructed four bridges.

For the two phases of the project, the government of China allocated 118 million yuan (US $18.7 million), including 59.6 million yuan ($9.7 million) for the second phase.

The deputy prime minister also said that preparatory work is underway on the third phase of the project in the two cities, with the government of China planning to provide $11 million for this purpose. The third phase will reconstruct 30 km of city roads and two automobile bridges.

Works are expected to start in the first half of this year.

Sergey Kwan

TCA