An ambition of integrating blockchain technology into his government’s ongoing modernization drive, is being nursed by President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
A new public-private partnership between the Fantom Foundation and the Tajik Ministry of Industry of New Technologies will see the two roll out a range of blockchain-based solutions across nationwide IT infrastructure, according to smart contract platform Fantom
As a first step, the partners will establish a research and development hub to train local developers in building blockchain-based systems. Also the ssocpe of the alliance is to develop, research and implement various blockchain enabled data-sharing, transparency and automation solution.
Existing data flows and documentation at the ministry, will be reviewed by Fantom and propose solutions that can streamline legacy processes and potentially boost productivity/
Also, potential value of central bank digital currency issuance for the country’s payments system will also be looked into by Fantom.
The Republic of Tajikistan’s modernization program, which has been in motion since President Rahmon assumed power in 1994, has most recently resulted in the 2019 legislative agenda to widen broadband access, expand technology training programs and create dedicated agencies to oversee the digitalization of national IT infrastructure.
Regarding the new initiative to innovate e-government strategies through blockchain, Fantom director of South Asia Jawid Sikandar said:
“Following our success in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the agreement to begin work in Tajikistan truly underscores the ways Fantom’s solutions respond to the pressing needs of growing economies. It is tremendously gratifying to know that we can play a part in helping these countries reach their development milestones.”