Tajikistan created an extensive database for the development of the construction industry; explored up to 140 fields of building materials, of which utilized 40; in the most of the developed fields, mining enterprises are provided with proven reserves for 20-50 years or more.
In general, the construction industry of the country has a significant mineral resource base for the production of bricks, inert materials, expanded clay, aggloporite, gypsum, cladding, sawing and r quarry stone, lime, cement and other construction materials with a great opportunity to increase stocks of these and new types of raw materials for the construction industry in all regions of the country.
Tajikistan also possesses large explored resources of borosilicate raw materials in the Pamirs, quartz sands near the city of Khujand, precious and semiprecious stones in the Pamirs and in other regions.
The mining industry of the Republic of Tajikistan, created during Soviet Union period, was focused primarily on meeting the needs of the economy of the former superpower, served primarily as a raw material base for the processing industry of other regions.
The existing mining enterprises produced mostly ore concentrate, which was sent for further processing to other regions of the country. Therefore, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, when partnerships between enterprises in different regions were severed, the products of the mining industry were not in demand. Some enterprises ceased to exist, others reduced production dramatically or in the best-case scenario cross over to other manufacture.
More than 900 manufacturing enterprises have been created in various sectors of the construction industry with 30 thousand new permanent jobs in Tajikistan since 2015. Also, during this period, the production of more than 70 items of new construction products, previously imported from abroad, was established.
It is noteworthy that in recent years, Tajikistan has turned from an importer of cement into an exporter. Also, today, the products of the mining industry of Tajikistan are exported to the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Turkey and European countries.
The geographical location of Tajikistan makes it a transit hub for goods from Europe to South Asia. Now we are investing in the reconstruction of railways and highways. The China-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran railway project, as well as the Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Turkmenistan railway, will connect Asia and Europe with South Asia and restore the lost connection with the Silk Road.
Among the advantages that the modern economy of Tajikistan offers foreign companies are political and macroeconomic stability, favourable climate and environmental conditions, hospitable and hardworking people.
Among the priorities are the key factors for the success of trade in Tajikistan: a rich raw material base, an advantageous geographical position in the centre of the largest regional markets and the country's human potential.
Access to various types of raw materials optimizes the cost of manufactured products by reducing the cost of transporting raw materials and allows deep processing.
More than 400 deposits and promising deposits of minerals with a total amount of about 4.0 billion tons have been identified in the country. Tajikistan is one of the world's leaders in the reserves of many minerals, including non-metals.
The Republic of Tajikistan is one of the few countries in the world that is provided with an absolute independent green energy.
In the coming years, the country's industry will be fully provided with cheap green energy. Because in terms of hydropower resources, Tajikistan is among the top ten countries in the world. The total energy resources of Tajikistan are sufficient to meet the needs of the economy for 100 years.
The electricity generated in the country fully covers the growing needs of the country and is well below the average price paid by industrial consumers in developed countries.
The proximity to wide sales markets also determines the prospects for investment and trade and economic cooperation. Foreign companies investing in Tajikistan will have access to the five largest and fastest growing markets - the CIS, South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Thus, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan will continue its activities on the exploration, production and processing of minerals in the country, direct all resources to increase and strengthen the country's export potential, as well as to attract foreign investment in this area.