DUSHANBE, March 20, Asia-Plus - A progress of economic reforms in Tajikistan and implementation of the WB-sponsored projects was in the center of a March 19 meeting of President Emomali Rahmonov with visiting World Bank (WB) Country Director for Central Asia Annette Dixon.   

After the meeting with the president, Dixon told journalists that they, in particular, discussed preparations for a meeting of the Consultative Group of Donor Countries on Tajikistan set for June this year.  

Besides, issues related to enhancement of Tajikistan’s energy sector were also considered, according to her.  

The WB country director noted that an important meeting of representatives from international financial institutions and private sector was held in Washington in February.  The meeting, in particular, considered issues related to financing of the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectricity project.    

Speaking to journalists, Dixon pointed to the importance of implementation of the National Medium-Term Strategy and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).  “In the near future, the PRSP will be submitted to the Bank for continuation of assistance in the implementation of it,” Dixon said.