Tajikistan: Turkish-Tajik bus-assembling plant launched in Dushanbe

DUSHANBE (TCA) — President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon accompanied by Mayor of Dushanbe Rustam Emomali attended a bus-assembling plant’s opening ceremony in Dushanbe on March 19, the president’s press service reported.

The company was established as a joint plant by a domestic company Avesto Group LLC and a Turkish trading company Ulishem.

This joint Tajik-Turkish plant has an annual production capacity of 300 vehicles. The number of local specialists will make up around 200. The construction and installation of the production line of public passenger transport costs 90 million somoni.

The produced and assembled buses conform to the Euro 5 standard and are equipped with Mercedes-Benz and ZF Friedrichshafen AG engines. All spare parts are purchased with a special guarantee from renowned German and Turkish companies. The plan is to produce five different types of buses in stages.

The joint plant’s aim is to meet the demand of Tajikistan as well as to export buses to other countries in the region.

On the same day, President Rahmon was also shown a model of the Fiberglass Pipe Manufacturing Enterprise built by Avesto Group.

The construction of the enterprise for the production of fiberglass pipes is carried out jointly with the Turkish SuperlitBoru.

The enterprise with the expected production capacity of up to 150,000 meters per year will be built in an area of four hectares. The diameter of the pipes produced will be from 300 mm to 3,000 mm. Over 50 people will be provided with permanent jobs. When working at full capacity, it will be possible to export the company’s products to neighboring countries.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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