AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has announced the launch of a new project to reconstruct and modernize the Chaldovar border post in Shahrituz district on the Tajik-Afghan border. This project, funded through the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), will involve the reconstruction of a border outpost facility at Chaldovar in Khatlon Province over the course of the next 12 months at a cost of $995,000.
The U.S. Embassy coordinated the Chaldovar border outpost project with the Border Guard Forces under the State Committee of National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan. Following completion of the project, the Chaldovar border outpost will be able to accommodate 40 border guards, including space for technical equipment and professional training, in a modern, fully furnished facility that will enhance Tajikistan’s border security and counter-narcotics capabilities.
The U.S. Embassy has previously partnered with UNODC on countering narcotics trafficking in Tajikistan through several border outpost reconstruction projects, construction of a Border Liaison Office in Ishkoshim, trainings for employees of the Drug Control Agency, and a range of other projects.