Today a Round Table, entitled "Consultative Council on Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan – Initiative of the Leader of Nation for Sustainable Development" dedicated to 10th anniversary of the Consultative Council on the Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan has been conducted in Dushanbe Plaza.
In this meeting the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Davlatali Said, Chairman of the Economic and Finance Committee of the Majlisi Namoyandagon Majlisi Oli of Republic of Tajikistan, Sharif Rahimzoda, leadership of Ministries on Economic Development and Trade, Industry and New Technologies, Agriculture, Energy and Water Resources, Committee on Tourism Development, members of the Consultative Council from the private sector and representatives of foreign investors, Donor Coordination Council, business associations and other domestic and foreign private sector representatives have participated and emphasized the role and contribution of the Consultative Council on Improvement of the Investment Climate under the leadership of the Head of State, perspectives of public-private dialogue, issues on implementation of the President's policy on entrepreneurship and investment activity and evaluation of other reforms conducted within the framework of the Council.
Also Walburga Roos, Director of Swiss Cooperation Office and Consular in Tajikistan as well as Manizha Mamadnabieva, IFC Country Director for Tajikistan, Deputy Chairman of Deputy Chairman of the Donors Coordination Council delivered their opening speeches.
Fom among the private sector Faizali Rajabov – Chairman of Council on Private Sector Development Union, Alain Barthez, General Manager for SJSC Shiever Tajikistan, Alisher Shernazarov – Director of Central Asian Stock Exchange, Maruf Buzurgkhojaev - Director of LLC "Isfara Food", Talbi Shoev - Director of NGO "INTERMYOD" and Komiljon Ibrohimov - Chairman of "Barqsokhtmonloihakash" LLC presented their reports and proposals for further improvement of the Consultative Council activities and private sector development.
Participants noted that today, under the leadership of Head of State a number of important issues on improvement of investment climate and entrepreneurship development have been followed and considered at the meetings of the Consultative Council through the adoption of relevant decisions.
It was also stressed that the further implementation of many other reforms, which was planned within the framework of the Council, are aimed at further improvement of the investment climate, entrepreneurship development, strengthening the private sector's share in the GDP and raising living standards of people and presentation of the country on the international arena, as a country with favorable investment climate.
We would like to remind that the Consultative Council on the Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan was established on December 19, 2007. As a result of effective cooperation between the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management together with the Secretariat of the Consultative Council and World Bank's Doing Business Team, country position in the Doing Business Report for 2018 has been improved for 5 positions and reached 123 comparing to 128 in 2017. Also in 2015, Consultative Council on the Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan has been recognized as the best public-private dialogue platform in the world arena and has been awarded with “Howard” prize of the World Bank.
Issues raised in the event have been discussed by participants and summary recommendations of the Round Table have been adopted.