The Emergencies Committee under the Government of Tajikistan yesterday received special equipment to carry rescue operations out.

The Emergencies Committee press center says the equipment has been purchased under the National Disaster Risk Management Project supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Photo / Emergencies Committee

Besides, the Committee received two motor boats from the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe for its rescue subunits, the press center says.

All technical means are reportedly designed for timely operations to carry out emergency rescue operations, eliminate the consequences of natural disasters, and carry out other urgent works, the press center added.     

Meanwhile, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe said on February 7 that it has donated two specialized boats to the country's Emergencies Committee to bolster Tajikistan's emergency response capabilities.

As Tajikistan continues to grapple with the multifaceted impacts of climate change, the assistance provided by the OSCE serves as a demonstration of the importance of international solidarity in addressing environmental challenges and reaffirming the enduring partnership in pursuit of a safer and more secure future for all, says press release issued by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe.

Photo / OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe

The boats are reportedly set to facilitate swift and effective emergency operations during floods, landslides, and other natural calamities that often afflict Tajikistan's vulnerable communities.  With its ability to navigate the rivers and swiftly reach remote areas, the donated vessels are expected to enhance the authorities' capacity to save lives and provide timely assistance to those in need. The assistance is part of the Office’s ongoing support to the Government of Tajikistan in enhancing the operational capacity and providing timely and professional support to survivors.

Tajikistan is highly susceptible to a range of natural hazards, including floods, mudflows, and earthquakes, which pose significant risks to lives, livelihoods, and infrastructure. The donation of the boats by the OSCE reflects the Organization's recognition of the urgent need to strengthen Tajikistan's capacity to mitigate and respond to such emergencies, thereby safeguarding the well-being of its population and promoting regional stability.