DUSHANBE (TCA) — President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang took part in ceremonies to lay the foundation stone to the new buildings of Parliament and Government of Tajikistan on October 13 in Dushanbe, the Tajik presidential press service reported.
The Chinese Premier was on a visit to Tajikistan to take part in the 17th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states.
The construction of the Parliament and Government complex in Dushanbe will be carried out through a grant financial support of China in the amount of 1.5 billion yuans.
After the ceremonies, Rahmon and Li Keqiang became familiar with the projects.
The main building of the parliamentary complex will be 49.7 meters in height and its total area will be 42,874 square meters.
The Governmental complex will consist of one 15-storey building and two 13-storey buildings and its total area will be 10.27 hectares.
It will be built in accordance with modern requirements and national architectural style.
It was Li’s first visit to Tajikistan. He described the China-Tajikistan friendship as one that has spanned more than a thousand years in a signed article published in a mainstream Tajik newspaper, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.
A Chinese-built thermal power station is now supplying stable electricity to the Tajik capital Dushanbe.
President Rahmon told Li in their meeting that Tajikistan appreciates China’s support and assistance to its economic and social development and is willing to enhance cooperation with China in areas of transportation, agriculture, energy, and infrastructure construction.