EBRD Invests in Sustainable Transportation for Dushanbe’s Eco-Friendly Future

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing in a major project to improve transportation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan’s capital. This effort is part of the Dushanbe Green City Action Plan (GCAP), the city’s blueprint for becoming more eco-friendly.

The EBRD will loan up to €28.45 million to help with important changes to the city’s roads and bridges, particularly along the Varzob River. The money will also go towards making new lanes for buses and trolleybuses and building places that make it easier for people to walk, cycle, and use electric vehicles.

Odile Renaud-Basso, the President of the EBRD, expressed support for this project, saying, “We are very pleased to sign this project with the authorities of Dushanbe. They have been committed to the green agenda ever since the city joined the EBRD Green Cities programme in 2019.” This shows that the city is serious about its commitment to a greener future.

By working with the EBRD, Dushanbe, home to over 800,000 people, aims to tackle key environmental challenges. This investment is expected to help the city move away from traditional methods of transportation that harm the environment toward cleaner, more sustainable ways of getting around.

When the project is finished, it’s expected to cut down the city’s carbon dioxide emissions by 37 per cent each year.

So far, the EBRD has invested €947 million in 168 projects in Tajikistan, showing its ongoing support for the country’s development.

Experts in the industry have praised the EBRD’s recent work in Dushanbe. They believe it can show other cities how to combine development with environmental care. The project aims to make Dushanbe a better place to live while fighting climate change.

In short, the EBRD’s loan to Dushanbe will help make travel in the city cleaner and more efficient. This is a big step for Dushanbe’s plan to reduce pollution and create a sustainable future.