2019-2021 declared years of development of rural areas, tourism and folk crafts in Tajikistan
President Emomali Rahmon yesterday signed a decree on declaring 2019-2021 the Period of Development of Rural Areas, Tourism and Folk Crafts in Tajikistan, according to the Tajik president’s official website, Trend reports referring to news.tj.
The decree reportedly aims at speeding up the development of rural areas, tourism and supporting folk crafts in the country.
Rahmon ordered President’s Executive Office to work out the plan of actions on implementation of this decree and submit it for consideration within a month.
Recall, President Emomali Rahmon noted in his annual address to both houses of parliament on December 26 that visitor numbers doubled last year, compared to 2017, and pledged to develop the country’s infrastructure to create a conducive environment for tourism.
Proclaiming 2018 the Year of Tourism and Folk Crafts in Tajikistan gave a serious impetus to understanding of the significance of these areas for the social and economic life of the people, the head of state noted on December 26. However, one year is not sufficient to achieve the objectives we set forth, the president added. “This year we have adopted our Tourism Development Strategy and promoted the tourism advantages of Tajikistan; however, additional measures should be taken to improve the sector’s infrastructure across the country,” Rahmon said. For the purpose of speeding up the process of addressing the above-mentioned issues, he proposed to declare 2019-2021 the Period of Development of Rural Areas, Tourism and Folk Crafts in Tajikistan.