ADB’s first private investment in Tajikistan will support the growth of AccessBank, a greenfield bank that serves low-income customers, and boost financing for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and services in the regions outside the capital, Dushanbe.
The Soviet-era Nurek hydropower plant supplies most of Tajikistan’s electrical power, but its technology is antiquated and the land its switchyard is built on is sinking, requiring an ADB intervention of funds and expertise.
In Tajikistan, a new bridge across the Surhob River is connecting once-isolated villages to the amenities of town, saving lives in medical emergencies, and providing a much-needed shot in the arm for small businesses.
A community-based approach to health centers in Tajikistan is providing access to health in areas with high rates of infant and maternal mortality.
Kyzrok Village, Tajikistan - At first glance the new health center in Kyzrok Village may seem modest, but it is a far cry from the old train carriage that for many years received patients in this remote district about five hours northeast of Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe.
Thanks to a new concrete and asphalt road from their village to the capital, residents of Obi Garm can travel to Dushanbe in half the time as in years past.
Obi Garm, Tajikistan - No sign indicates where a major ADB road project tapers off in Rasht district, Tajikistan. But close your eyes and it is easy to tell. Smooth concrete road abruptly gives way to jarring, rutted terrain, and vehicles heading east from the capital Dushanbe begin a 60-kilometer (km) crawl.
An emergency loan to fund repairs to Tajikistan's troubled water supply reduces waste, boosts farm productivity, and improves incomes.
Loikasai Village - It was the day before Idi Qurbon (the Feast of Sacrifice) and the normally bustling hillside village of Loikasai was almost deserted.