Today, under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Matlubakhon Sattoriyon, the eighth meeting of the National Coordination Council for the development of the tourism industry under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan was held.
The leadership of ministries and agencies, representatives of Badakhshan Mountain Autonomous Region, Sughd Khatlon regions, Dushanbe city and subordinate cities and districts of the republic, as well as responsible employees of the Tourism Development Committee and representatives of tourism associations and companies took part in the work of the Council.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Matlubakhon Sattoriyan, expressed that the great leader of the nation, the honorable President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, has paid special attention to the tourism industry in recent years, and a number of constructive initiatives have been implemented for the development of this important economic sector.
It was mentioned that the Republic of Tajikistan, as a country with rich tourism resources, has strengthened its position in the international arena, and the interest of foreign citizens in Tajikistan is increasing day by day.
According to the statistics for the first half of 2023, the total number of foreign citizens who visited the Republic of Tajikistan was 627 thousand 931 people, which increased by 181 thousand 876 people or 40.7% compared to the first half of last year. 487 thousand 403 of them are considered as tourists (according to the methodology of the World Tourism Organization), which is 124 thousand 314 tourists or 34.2% more than in the same period of 2022.
During the meeting, officials of all relevant ministries and departments and executive bodies of the state were instructed to take measures to improve the level and quality of services and the construction of road service facilities.
It was reported that all the regulatory and legal bases are provided for the development of the tourism industry today, and the Action Plan for the implementation of the “Tourism Development Strategy in the Republic of Tajikistan for the period up to 2030” for the years 2023-2026 by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan dated December 29 2022, No. 631 was approved and is in force.
The members of the Interdepartmental Council were instructed to intensify their activities in the direction of the implementation of the strategic goals of the country in the direction of the sustainable development of the tourism industry and to take serious responsibility in this direction.
Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee, Kamoliddin Muminzod, reported on the implementation of the decisions of the seventh meeting of the National Coordinating Council on the Development of the Tourism Industry under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on June 15, 2022.
At the meeting of the Council, at the same time, reports were presented on the results of the analysis of the evaluation process of the international tourist ratings of Tajikistan, an explanation of the issues of ensuring the safety of tourists and climbers in the regions of the republic, and proposals for measures to expand the development of domestic tourism in the Republic of Tajikistan.
At the end of the meeting of the Council, in order to eliminate existing shortcomings and problems, effective implementation of the goals of the Government of the country for the sustainable development of the country’s tourism industry, high-quality implementation of the Action Plan for the implementation of the “Tourism Development Strategy in the Republic of Tajikistan for the period up to 2030” for the years 2023-2026 and the preparation of the sector for the reception of tourists in post-crisis conditions, especially the development of domestic tourism, was given specific instructions and instructions by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, Matlubakhon Sattoriyan.