Thursday, 3 February 2011
TAJIKISTAN: Remittances on the rise in Tajikistan
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - Foreign workers’ remittances sent home to Tajikistan climbed by more than one-quarter to reach $2.1 billion in 2010, according to figures released by the head of the National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT).
Total remittances from January to November 2010 were up 27 percent over the same period in 2009, but remained below pre-global crisis levels, said central bank chief Sharif Rahimzoda.
“Compared to 2009 remittances to Tajik banks considerably increased last year, but they are still far from the record figures of 2008, when $2.6 billion were remitted to banks in Tajikistan,” the AsiaPlus news agency cited the NBT head as telling a press conference in the capital Dushanbe.