President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Working trip to Hisor and Rudaki district

22.07.2020 11:57, Hissor city

The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon visited the 50th Anniversary of October Farm in the Hisor district where he gave start to autumn potato-sowing campaign.

The farm is one of the most active farms in Hisor in the field of cultivation of potatoes, corn, grain, cotton, vegetables and other crops. With its 232.6 hectares of arable land, the farm is a major contributor of the domestic market.

The farmers plan to plant potatoes in an area of 25 ha, increasing the area by 40%. It is expected that more than 600 hectares of potatoes will be planted in all agricultural sectors of Hisor.

During his talks with farmers President Rahmon noted that supplying the market with domestic agricultural products, especially potatoes, and the implementation of one of the strategic goals of the government - food security depends on the good and effective work of farmers.

After visiting the Fayzi Dehkon and Fayzi Hoji farms which specializes in eggplants, cauliflower, potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes, onions, early cabbage, wheat and cotton, President Rahmon attended the Exhibition of Agricultural Products which showcased local products and achievements in the agriculture sector.

To date, Hisor farmers have harvested wheat in an area of 4,659 ha with an average yield of 2670 kg per hectare.

Local farmers have also been gradually increasing their livestock numbers. According to the results of the first half of 2020, their number is currently at 192,269.

President Rahmon praised the fruitful work of farmers and instructed them on the effective use of land and supplying domestic and foreign markets.

Later, President Rahmon took part in the opening ceremony of the Tajik Metal Pipes & Profiles Industries LLC, which specializes in manufacturing asbestos sheeting, metal profiles, asbestos cement pipes and glass fibers in four modern technological lines.

The largest enterprise in terms of production capacity was built by local entrepreneur Fozil Badiev and Jurabek Saifiddinov by attracting foreign capital dedicated to 30th anniversary of state independence.

The enterprise is able to produce 2,000 pieces of slate and 300 pieces of asbestos cement pipes in different sizes and in accordance with the requirements of international standards per day.

Raw materials are purchased from Russia and Kazakhstan. The production capacity of metal profiles is 60 tonnes per day and more than 7,000 tonnes of different diameters per year.

President Rahmon emphasized that in the process of implementing the fourth goal - rapid industrialization of the country the contribution of domestic entrepreneurs is greater and this contribution will lay the real foundation both in terms of the growth of the domestic production and in providing the population with good jobs and salaries.

During the visit to the personal subsidiary farming of the residents of Falakon village the officials informed President Rahmon that in the territory of Rudaki district 1,650 ha of presidential lands and 50 personal subsidiary farms specialize in growing a variety of cabbages, tomatoes, corn, and eggplants.

There are 704 hectares of arable land in all types of rural economy of Rudaki district. Out of this number, 72 hectares are grain lands, 15 are for potatoes, 476 are for growing vegetables and melons, 97 are fodder crops, 48 are orchards and vineyards, including 39 hectares of fruit trees, 445 hectares are household plots and 170 are for individual farming.

In order to implement the  Development Program of Horticulture and Viticulture for 2016-2020, more land will be utilized in the Rudaki district for new orchards and vineyards.

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