On November 16, 2023, a ceremonial meeting was held at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade with the participation of management and employees of the central office on the occasion of the Day of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the 31st anniversary of the 16th session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Minister of Economic Development and Trade Zavqizoda Zavqi Amin opened the meeting with an opening speech and sincerely congratulated the participants on the occasion of these important historical celebrations.
Zavqizoda Z. A. noted that all the achievements of the times of independence, unity and integrity of the nation are connected precisely with the fruitful activities and strong will of the Founder of peace and national unity - the Leader of the nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, respected Emomali Rahmon, and our state has achieved unique successes towards sustainable development and ensuring a decent life for our beloved Tajik people.
Including, regardless of the influence of external factors, as a result of the successful implementation of government strategies and programs for the period 2000-2022, the gross domestic product increased from 1.8 billion somoni to 118.2 billion somoni, or 66 times the gross domestic product per capita population increased from 289 somoni to 11.8 thousand somoni or 41 times, state budget income increased by 144 times, average wages by 111 times, pension size by 80 times, the volume of savings of the population by 167 times.
During the period of independence, the poverty rate dropped from 83% to 22.5%, 3,430 new educational institutions, 2,827 new medical institutions, more than 2,400 km of roads and more than 2 thousand megawatts of new energy capacity were built.
It was also noted that on the initiative of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation - President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the respected Emomali Rahmon, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted 5 global initiatives of the Republic of Tajikistan, including the International Year of Freshwater, 2003, the International Decade of Action “Water for Life", 2005-2015, International Year of Cooperation in the Field of Water, International Decade of Action "Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028 and adopted in 2025 as the International Year of Glacier Conservation, and from March 21, 2025, World Glacier Day is celebrated annually like a celebration.
At the end of the event, the leadership instructed the ministry’s employees to constantly strive to protect and strengthen the achievements of the independence period in their professional and personal activities.