Kazakhstan provides $2.7-mln humanitarian aid to Tajikistan
Bishkek (AKIpress) – Official transportation of 9 wagons with humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan to Tajikistan was held at the warehouse of the Agency for State Material Reserves on April 30. Another 22 wagons with humanitarian aid are on the way.
Overall 31 cars with humanitarian aid worth more than $2.7 million were sent from Kazakhstan to Tajikistan, reports Kazakh Ambassador in Tajikistan Agybai Smagulov.
“Our agency is responsible for the storage of cargo, and humanitarian aid will be distributed by the Tajik government after the relevant certification,” said Head of the State Agency Abdukarim Rakhimov.
Humanitarian aid arrived in Tajikistan after the Tajik side asked the government of Kazakhstan to provide assistance during the spring floods in March of this year, according to Smagulov.
Thus, 84 thousand liters of vegetable oil, 350 thousand tons of buckwheat, nearly 580 tons of flour, almost 350,000 cans of meat, 230 tons of butter, 48.5 tons of sugar, 4 thousand 940 winter tents, 60 tons of steel pipes, 120 tons of metal have arrived with humanitarian aid.
This was not the first humanitarian aid from Kazakhstan: Tajikistan received the humanitarian assistance for over $30 million for the years of independence of Kazakhstan.