UNDP, Japan to support Afghan-Tajikistan border trade with new $4.2mn project

Dushanbe, 03 March– The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Governments of Tajikistan and Japan as well as Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed off today on a new, two and half year project that will see 160,000 people from Tajikistan and Afghanistan using the target Border Crossing Points (BCP) and cross border markets benefit from a safer, better run border.

The $4.2 million project envisages the construction of a new border crossing point in Langar, in Tajikistan’s South East, the upgrading of five other border crossing points nearby, and training for Tajik border and customs officials for which the Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will contribute ¥468 million yens (equivalent to $3.9million) and UNDP Tajikistan will make up the remaining $0.3 million

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