In a report released at a press conference in Dushanbe, Director of the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption Sulaimon Sultonzoda revealed on February 17 that according to findings by the anticorruption agency, corruption cost Tajikistan at 247 million somonis last year.  

Inspections conducted by the anticorruption agency at state-run economic entities and other federally funded organizations last year reportedly revealed 2,155 economic and corruption-related crime, 918 of them being serious crimes. 

“A total amount of detected damage amounted to 247 million somonis,” the anticorruption agency chief said, noting that the entire amount has been reimbursed.  

According to him, the biggest violations have been revealed in the structures of the Ministry of Education and Science – more than 30 million somonis, the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO) – 28 million somonis,  and the Agency for State Material Reserves – more than 15 million somonis.  

Besides, large corruption-related violations have been revealed in Kulob International Airport, Barqi Tojik (Tajikistan’s national power utility company), the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, Amonatbonk (Tajikistan’s state-run savings bank), and some other agencies and organizations.   

Hisor (district subordinate to the center) has been listed as the most corruption region – 5.8 million somoni damage.  Khujand (Sughd province) and Yovon (Khatlon province) are also among the top three most corruption regions – 5.7 million somonis and 4.5 million somonis.

They are followed by Zafarobod (Sughd province) – 4.2 million somonis, Konibodom (Sughd province) – 3.5 million somonis, and Roudaki (district subordinate to the center) – 3.4 million somonis