China builds Tajikistan’s parliament house
China became one of the major investors in Tajikistan. China’s government allocated long-term credits from its budget and built a number of buildings in Tajikistan which were not related to the country’s development. Construction of group of buildings of the parliament and Tajikistan’s government in Dushanbe is one of such “charities” of Beijing. According to official sources of Tajikistan, China allocated 1,5 billion Chinese yuans for construction of this complex in the center of the capital.
The president Emomali Rahmon and Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China participated in the ceremony of foundation stone laying of the future buildings on October 13. The Chinese Premier came to Dushanbe to participate in the session of the Council of Heads of States of SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) member states.
New parliament complex will be built at the place of former buildings of the ministry of agriculture, Dushanbe city hall, embassy of Iran and several apartment buildings. It will be located at the area of 6 hectares.
The height of the main building block is almost 50 meters, the height of arcs is up to 70 meters. Total area of the parliament building will amount to 42,874 square meters. There will be a general conference hall with 1,500 seats, conference halls for the upper and lower chambers of the parliament, as well as a medical office and library.
The complex will consist of one 15-floor building and two 13-floor buildings for various departments of the hukumat (government).
Central Asian states, particularly, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, take credits from foreign states only to develop their infrastructures. Pay attention, for example, Kazakhstan’s external debt reached almost 170 billion dollars, but not a single heavy industry facility was built in the country. All received credits were invested in infrastructure development, i.e. for beautification. Neither the government, nor the private sector invested funds in the sphere of production.
The same with Kyrgyzstan, while its state employees struggle to survive, ministers proudly give interviews about how they get credits and build roads all over the country. Also, having operating thermal power plant (TPP) in Bishkek, we asked Chinese to “modernize” it, i.e. to build another thermal power plant. When the power changed in the country, we witnessed corruption investigations in this TPP. The same is the situation with construction of roads. None of foreign investments into these countries or their credits envisage development of the production sector. Whereupon received credits or own capitals must be primarily directed into spheres which bring income to the country.
Only then, using obtained income and in accordance with capability, we can build and improve infrastructure.
Recently China annexed 90 thousand hectares of lands from Tajikistan for its debts. In the nearest future China will start occupying lands from Kyrgyzstan, too. Neither in Tajikistan, nor in Kyrgyzstan, no one even thought about investing at least part of credits from China or other states for development of industry or heavy engineering industry! So, unless we will have heavy industry developed in our country, which is a guarantee of development of infrastructure and production, we will not be able to get through even with such a simple work as building a parliament building or laying asphalt! Because we will need special equipment for each of the above works. Only heavy industry factories can produce such equipment.
The international politics and global government system developed a mechanism of preventing development of heavy industry in such agrarian countries of the third world such as ours using various international organizations. They hamper our growth using international rules and laws that meet only their interests. Not a single large state cannot grant a credit to us for the spheres which are guarantees for development of the country. They strictly abide to this mechanism, complying with statutory and unwritten laws in the international politics.
The same as the western countries, China also does not grant credits for their ideological interests or for propaganda of their culture. It grants credits only for one purpose – to expand its territory or to seize primary industry. China uses such traitors as E.Rahmon, Nazarbaev, Atambaev, etc. to implement its plans.