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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Tajik visit 31 Oct 2011 - Opening new Tajik/Afghan Bridge Reply with quote

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His Highness the Aga Khan to visit Tajikistan at the end of this week

25/10/2011 12:19
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DUSHANBE/KULOB, October 25, 2011 Asia-Plus -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is expected to arrive in Tajikistan on October 30 for a two-day visit.

A well-informed source in the Government of Tajikistan told Asia-Plus today that His Highness the Aga Khan will hold talks with President Emomali Rahmon and a number of other high-ranking Tajik state officials.

On October 31, His Highness the Aga Khan and President Emomali Rahmon will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of a new Tajik-Afghan bridge over the Panj River in Shouroobod district, Khatlon province.

Khatlon governor Ghaybullo Avzal who visited the site for construction of the bridge recently said in an interview with Asia-Plus that the bridge would play an important role in improvement of confidence between peoples living on both sides of the Panj River and promote increase of efficiency of cooperation between border services of the two countries.

According to him, a free trade zone will be created there that will improve significantly commerce and trade within the region.

The bridge will serve as key conduits for humanitarian assistance, commerce and socio-cultural exchange opportunities.

We will recall that the Vanj Bridge, the fourth in a series of bridges funded by the Aga Khan Development Network, was inaugurated on August 16. The bridge connects Tajikistan’s Vanj District with Mohi-May Vulusvoli in Afghanistan and is expected to enhance cross-border humanitarian assistance delivery, infrastructure development, socio-economic exchange, tourism and trade between the two countries.

The Vanj Bridge spans 216 metres across the Panj River, making it the longest cross-border suspension bridge yet developed, and will support over 3,000 commercial and passenger crossings per year. The US$2.6 million bridge project was funded by the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan and employed 400 local Tajiks and Afghans over the course of nearly four years to completion.

In addition to the bridge itself, the Vanj project yielded several development works such as the construction of roads leading to the bridge on either side of the Panj River, which will provide better access to electricity and water. A cross-border market, customs center and other border facilities, under development with the support of the Government of Germany through a US$428,000 grant from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), will offer the local population renewed access to competitively priced goods as well as a forum for intercultural exchange. The banks of the river have also been strengthened and protected. These projects are only an example of the development initiatives that will be supported by the opening of the Vanj Bridge.

The Vanj Bridge joins three other bridges at Darvoz, Tem, and Ishkashim as part of the Aga Khan Development Network’s multi-sector cross-border development strategy. Since 2002, the bridges have served as the primary connection between Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Oblast and Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province.

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), which was founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, is a group of private, non-denominational development agencies working to empower communities and individuals to improve living conditions and opportunities, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East. The Network’s nine development agencies focus on social, cultural and economic development for all citizens, regardless of gender, origin or religion. The AKDN’s underlying ethic is compassion for the vulnerable in society. Its annual budget for philanthropic activity is in excess of US$ 600 million.

In recent years, AKDN Tajikistan has extended its programmatic presence to include cross-border initiatives that aim to bring the neighboring Badakhshan-Badakhshan regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan closer after decades of separation and isolation. The cross-border strategy engages many AKDN agencies and external partners across several sectors and is the product of collaboration between the AKDN and the Governments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.
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Aga Khan to arrive in Tajikistan today

DUSHANBE, October 30, 2011, Asia-Plus -- Dushanbe, 30th October 2011 -- His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, is expected to arrive in Dushanbe tonight, on a three-day visit to Tajikistan, AKDN Tajikistan reports.

While in the country, the Aga Khan will officially inaugurate the Dushanbe Serena Hotel together with His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon. An embodiment of Tajik culture and heritage, the 5-star Dushanbe Serena Hotel with 95 rooms and apartments provides a variety of food and beverage outlets, meeting and conference rooms and other ancillary facilities. The hotel is located in the heart of the country’s capital Dushanbe, on Roudaki Avenue and only a ten minute drive from the Dushanbe International Airport.

The Aga Khan and His Excellency President Emomali Rahmon are also expected to lay the foundation stone for the Shouroobod bridge, together with His Excellency Abdul Qudus Hamidi – Minister of Public Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The bridge – which will connect Shouroobod district of Khatlon Region and Khohon Province of Afghanistan – is the 5th bridge to connect Tajikistan and Afghanistan within the framework of regional initiatives of AKDN. It is 162 m long and 3.5 m wide and has a load capacity of up to 30 mt. The project will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation with financial support of German Government through its agency KfW.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. In the context of his hereditary responsibilities, His Highness the Aga Khan has been deeply engaged with the development of Asia and Africa for more than 50 years.

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President Rahmon, His Highness the Aga Khan visit Shouroobod district in Khatlon

31/10/2011 14:09
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DUSHANBE, October 31, 2011, Asia-Plus -- President Emomali Rahmon and His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today visited Shouroobod district in Khatlon province, where they will lay the foundation stone for the fifth bridge to connect Tajikistan and Afghanistan within the framework of regional initiatives of AKDN, together Abdul Qudus Hamidi, Minister of Public Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

According to AKDN Tajikistan, the Shouroobod bridge, which will connect Shouroobod district of Khatlon province and Khohon province of Afghanistan, is 162 meters long and 3.5 meters wide and has a load capacity of up to 30 metric tons. The project will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation with financial support of German Government through its agency KfW.

The bridge will serve as key conduits for humanitarian assistance, commerce and socio-cultural exchange opportunities.

We will recall that the Vanj bridge, the fourth in a series of bridges funded by the Aga Khan Development Network, was inaugurated on August 16. The bridge connects Tajikistan’s Vanj district with Mohi-May vulusvoli in Afghanistan and is expected to enhance cross-border humanitarian assistance delivery, infrastructure development, socio-economic exchange, tourism and trade between the two countries.

In recent years, AKDN Tajikistan has extended its programmatic presence to include cross-border initiatives that aim to bring the neighboring Badakhshan-Badakhshan regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan closer after decades of separation and isolation. The cross-border strategy engages many AKDN agencies and external partners across several sectors and is the product of collaboration between the AKDN and the Governments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

On November 1, President Rahmon and His Highness the Aga Khan will officially inaugurate the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. An embodiment of Tajik culture and heritage, the 5-star Dushanbe Serena Hotel with 95 rooms and apartments provides a variety of food and beverage outlets, meeting and conference rooms and other ancillary facilities. The hotel is located in the heart of the country’s capital Dushanbe, on Roudaki Avenue and only a ten minute drive from the Dushanbe International Airport.

His Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Dushanbe Sunday night on a three-day visit.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam stops over in Kabul to meet with President Karzai

Kabul, 30 October 2011 — Between visits to India and Tajikistan, Mawlana Hazar Imam made a stop in Kabul, where he met with His Excellency President Hamid Karzai to discuss the progress of AKDN activities in Afghanistan. The Government of Aghanistan accorded Hazar Imam a full state welcome, including a guard of honour.

Later in the day, Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Kabul for Dushanbe.

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Prince Karim Aga Khan IV begins his visit to Tajikistan
31 October 2011, 11:32

CA-NEWS (TJ) - Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Tajikistan with a three-day visit on Sunday, CA-News was told in the representation of the Aga Khan Development Network in Dushanbe.

The prince, together with President of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon, will participate in the opening of five-star hotel «Dushanbe Serena» with 95 rooms.

The hotel embodies the "Tajik culture and heritage." It is located in the heart of the capital of Tajikistan in 10-minute drive from the international airport in Dushanbe.

"Prince Karim Aga Khan IV and President Emomalii Rahmon will participate in a formal ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the bridge in Shurabad on October 31," said the representative office.

This bridge is the fifth bridge to be built within the framework of cross-border initiatives of AKDN and it will connect Shurabad district of Khatlon region of Tajikistan with Hohon province in Afghanistan.

"The bridge of 162 meters-long and 3.5 m wide has a total capacity of 30 tons. The project will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation with the financial support from the German government through KfW agency,” added the representation of the Aga Khan Development Network in Dushanbe.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam joins leaders of Tajikistan and Afghanistan to lay foundation of fifth cross-border bridge

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At the foundation ceremony of the Shurobod Bridge, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon presented Mawlana Hazar Imam, Afghan Minister of Public Works Abdulkudus Hamidi and German Ambassador to Afghanistan Ruedeiger Koenig with ceremonial robes to mark the occasion. Photo: Gary Otte

Showun, Shurobad District, Tajikistan, 31 October 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with the President of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, and Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Works His Excellency Abdulkudus Hamidi, performed the foundation-stone ceremony for the Shurobod Bridge today. The bridge is the fifth to be built in partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network, and will connect the Shurobod District of Khatlon Region in Tajikistan with the Khohon Province of Afghanistan.

Since 2002, AKDN has constructed four bridges — at Darwaz, Tem, Ishkashim and Vanj. Today they serve as primary transport links between Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Oblast and northern Afghanistan, and are key conduits for humanitarian assistance, commerce and socio-cultural exchange in these remote and isolated areas.

“What you are doing today is setting a remarkable example of people coming together for a common purpose across frontiers,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam, who was thanking the governments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan, “and that common purpose is to improve the quality of life of every individual in those societies.”

“Across frontiers, you can build best practice in education, in healthcare, in economic development, in financial institutions, in rural activity, and it is this capacity to bring the best of society together for the benefit of all the people that I think is the most important lesson that we have today,” continued Hazar Imam.

When completed, the Shurobod Bridge will connect rural, mountainous and isolated communities living along the borders of Tajikistan and Afghanistan. The bridge is expected to increase the livelihoods of these communities by stimulating cross-border commercial trade as well as the development of infrastructure on the Afghan side.
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http://www.rferl.org/content/tajik_president_aga_khan_initiate_construction_of_bridge_to_af/24378211.html

Tajik President, Aga Khan Initiate Construction Of Bridge To Afghanistan
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon (right foreground) and the Aga Khan IV (left) lay the foundation stone for a new bridge between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
November 01, 2011
SHUROOBOD, Tajikistan -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the Aga Khan have laid the foundation stone of what will be the fifth bridge connecting Tajikistan to Afghanistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

It is the first bridge in the Kulob region of Tajikistan's southern Khatlon Province and will connect the Tajik district of Shuroobod with Afghanistan's Khohon Province. The bridge will be 162 meters long and 3.5 meters wide.

The ceremony marking the beginning of construction took place on October 31.

The bridge is being financed jointly by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the German government-owned bank Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), which has contributed $3 million to the cost of building. The construction of the bridge is expected to take a few years to complete.

A Shuroobod resident named Rajabmad told RFE/RL that the bridge will help to restore contacts severed during the Soviet era between people living on opposite banks of the Panj River that marks the border between the two countries.

Local residents say some 800 Tajik families from Shuroobod fled Tajikistan when the Bolsheviks arrived in the 1920s, and most of them still live on the Afghan side of the river. It is difficult for them to visit relatives in Tajikistan, a problem officials say the bridge will alleviate.

But Shuroobod resident Madhusain Razzoqov told RFE/RL he is worried that the new bridge will be used by drug smugglers who are active in the area.

The AKDN has sponsored the construction of two of the other bridges that currently span Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Prince Karim, the fourth Aga Khan, heads the largest branch of Ismaili-Shi'ite followers. His AKDN is one of the most active charitable organizations in Central and South Asia.
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http://en.trend.az/regions/casia/tajikistan/1952213.html

Tajikistan, Afghanistan lay foundation of 5th Tajik-Afghan bridge
1 November 2011, 12:17 (GMT+04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 1 / Trend /

Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan Minister of Public Works Abdul Qudus Hamidi, and His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), performed the foundation stone ceremony for the Shouroobod Bridge, Asia-Plus reported.

According to AKDN Tajikistan, the bridge will connect the Shouroobod district of Khatlon province in Tajikistan with the Khohon province of Afghanistan. The ceremony was also attended by the German Ambassadors to Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Since 2002, AKDN has constructed four bridges -- at Darvoz, Tem, Ishkashim and Vanj. Today they serve as the primary transport links between Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Oblast and northern Afghanistan. As integral parts of AKDN's multi-sector cross-border strategy, they are key conduits for humanitarian assistance, commerce and socio-cultural exchange opportunities in these remote and isolated areas.

Rahmon said the new bridge will "significantly enhance closer trade and economic cooperation and the intensification of multilateral cooperation between our two countries".

"This foundation is a symbol of the relationship between our two countries," Hamidi said. "With the construction of this bridge, thousands of people across the river will now have the opportunity to connect to health services and education opportunities in Tajikistan, and this is a remarkable achievement."

"What you are doing today is setting a remarkable example of people coming together for a common purpose across frontiers - and that common purpose is to improve the quality of life of every individual in those societies, Aga Khan said. These bridges enable people to come together to share best practice in developing human society. Across frontiers, you can build best practice in education, in healthcare, in economic development, in financial institutions, in rural activity, and it is this capacity to bring the best of society together for the benefit of all the people that I think is the most important lesson that we have today."

The Aga Khan also thanked the government of Germany for its support for the project.

When completed, the Shouroobod Bridge will connect rural, mountainous and isolated communities living along the borders of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

The bridge will be 162 meters in length, measure 3.5 meters in width and have a load capacity of 30 metric tons. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2012.

The German government will provide financial support through its development bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), while the Aga Khan Foundation, together with its local partners, will provide technical assistance.

As with the previously constructed bridges, facilities, including cross-border markets, will be built on both sides of the Shouroobod bridge. It is anticipated that the new bridge will contribute to increasing the livelihoods of the isolated and rural areas by stimulating cross-border commercial trade as well as the development of infrastructure on the Afghan side.

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Tajik President, Aga Khan Initiate Construction Of Bridge To Afghanistan

Watch: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the Aga Khan IV, the head of the largest branch of Ismaili-Shi'ite followers, lay the foundation stone for what will be the fifth bridge connecting Tajikistan to Afghanistan.

SHUROOBOD, Tajikistan -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and the Aga Khan have laid the foundation stone of what will be the fifth bridge connecting Tajikistan to Afghanistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

It is the first bridge in the Kulob region of Tajikistan's southern Khatlon Province and will connect the Tajik district of Shuroobod with Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province*. The bridge will be 162 meters long and 3.5 meters wide.

The ceremony marking the beginning of construction took place on October 31.

The bridge is being financed jointly by the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the German government-owned bank Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), which has contributed $3 million to the cost of building. The construction of the bridge is expected to take a few years to complete.

A Shuroobod resident named Rajabmad told RFE/RL that the bridge will help to restore contacts severed during the Soviet era between people living on opposite banks of the Panj River that marks the border between the two countries.

Local residents say some 800 Tajik families from Shuroobod fled Tajikistan when the Bolsheviks arrived in the 1920s, and most of them still live on the Afghan side of the river. It is difficult for them to visit relatives in Tajikistan, a problem officials say the bridge will alleviate.

But Shuroobod resident Madhusain Razzoqov told RFE/RL he is worried that the new bridge will be used by drug smugglers who are active in the area.

The AKDN has sponsored the construction of two of the other bridges that currently span Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Prince Karim, the fourth Aga Khan, heads the largest branch of Ismaili-Shi'ite followers. His AKDN is one of the most active charitable organizations in Central and South Asia.

* CORRECTION: We have amended this story to reflect the fact that the bridge will connect Tajikistan's Shuroobod with Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province.

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Prince Karim Aga Khan inaugurates Afghan-Tajik bridge construction

By Ghanizada - Wed Nov 02, 10:37 am

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 – His Highness prince Karim Aga Khan following a ceremony attended by Afghan and Tajikistan officials inaugurated the construction of a new bridge between Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

The construction work of the new bridge between Afghanistan and Tajikistan was inaugurated in the presence of Tajikistan president Imam Ali Rakhmanov and local officials.

While speaking during the inauguration ceremony, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan expressed his gratitude for both the nations and the local leaders for assisting the Aga Khan Foundation for the outstanding assistance and support to start the work of the bridge.

His Highness prince Karim Aga Khan following an official visit arrived to Afghanistan on Sunday 30 October 2011.

During his meeting with Afghan president Hamid Karzai, His Highness prince Karim Aga Khan vowed to speed up the reconstruction projects of Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan.

Prince Karim Aga Khan vowed for a long term commitment of the Aga Khan Foundation in reconstruction of Afghanistan Health, Education, Cultural sectors and facilitation of drinking water for the remote residents of Afghanistan.

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Governments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan and AKDN lay foundation for 5th Tajik-Afghan bridge
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DUSHANBE, November 1, 2011, Asia-Plus – On Monday October 31, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan Minister of Public Works Abdul Qudus Hamidi, and His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), performed the foundation stone ceremony for the Shouroobod Bridge.

According to AKDN Tajikistan, the bridge, the fifth to be built in partnership with the AKDN, will connect the Shouroobod district of Khatlon province in Tajikistan with the Khohon province of Afghanistan. The ceremony was also attended by the German Ambassadors to Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Since 2002, AKDN has constructed four bridges -- at Darvoz, Tem, Ishkashim and Vanj. Today they serve as the primary transport links between Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Oblast and northern Afghanistan. As integral parts of AKDN’s multi-sector cross-border strategy, they are key conduits for humanitarian assistance, commerce and socio-cultural exchange opportunities in these remote and isolated areas.

President Rahmon said the new bridge will “significantly enhance closer trade and economic cooperation and the intensification of multilateral cooperation between our two countries”.

“This foundation is a symbol of the relationship between our two countries,” said Minister Hamidi. “With the construction of this bridge, thousands of people across the river will now have the opportunity to connect to health services and education opportunities in Tajikistan, and this is a remarkable achievement.”

“What you are doing today is setting a remarkable example of people coming together for a common purpose across frontiers – and that common purpose is to improve the quality of life of every individual in those societies,” said the Aga Khan, thanking the local and national governments of Tajikistan and Afghanistan. “These bridges enable people to come together to share best practice in developing human society. “Across frontiers, you can build best practice in education, in healthcare, in economic development, in financial institutions, in rural activity, and it is this capacity to bring the best of society together for the benefit of all the people that I think is the most important lesson that we have today.”

The Aga Khan also thanked the government of Germany for its support for the project.

When completed, the Shouroobod Bridge will connect rural, mountainous and isolated communities living along the borders of Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

The bridge will be 162 meters in length, measure 3.5 meters in width and have a load capacity of 30 metric tons. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2012.

The German government will provide financial support through its development bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), while the Aga Khan Foundation, together with its local partners, will provide technical assistance.

As with the previously constructed bridges, facilities, including cross-border markets, will be built on both sides of the Shouroobod bridge. It is anticipated that the new bridge will contribute to increasing the livelihoods of the isolated and rural areas by stimulating cross-border commercial trade as well as the development of infrastructure on the Afghan side.

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Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Tajikistan

Dushanbe, 1 November 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Tajikistan drew to a close today. Following the inauguration of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, members of the Jamat gathered across the street to bid farewell to Hazar Imam as he departed the Serena.

In addition to opening the Dushanbe Serena, Mawlana Hazar Imam participated in the foundation-stone ceremony of a fifth bridge connecting Afghanistan and Tajikistan to be built with AKDN support. Prior to his arrival in Tajikistan, Hazar Imam also stopped in Delhi and Kabul to review the progress of AKDN initiatives in India and Afghanistan.

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