Construction of new buildings for Tajik parliament and government is expected to begin in Dushanbe soon.

Construction of the new buildings for Tajik parliament and government will begin in Dushanbe as soon as Chinese contractors arrive, the head of the Committee for Architecture and Construction, Jamshed Ahmadzoda, told reporters in Dushanbe on July 17. 

According to him, arrival of Chinese specialists have been suspended due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  “Construction of the buildings will start as soon as they arrive in Dushanbe,” Ahmadzoda noted.   

He further noted that although the construction of the complexes was financed by China, 80 percent of workers involved in the project were nationals of Tajikistan.  

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.


Chinese grant

China allots 1.5 billion yuans (equivalent to 215 million U.S. dollars) in no-strings aid to Tajikistan for construction of the parliament complex and the new building for the Tajik government.

An agreement on awarding this grant was signed in September 2017 during President Rahmon’s state visit to Beijing.      

A year later, Tajikistan and China signed a government-to-government agreement on providing additional grant aid to Tajikistan in the amount of 900 million yuans (equivalent to 129.5 million U.S. dollars) for preparation and implementation of the project on constructing these buildings as well a number of energy, infrastructure development, culture and education projects. 

President 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 in Dushanbe on October 13, 2018. 

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.