Supporting the fight against COVID-19 by strengthening border controls of five Central Asian countries
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In February this year, the Government of Japan allocated 743 million yen to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) within the framework of a gratuitous aid program for the implementation of the project “Expanding cross-border cooperation within the region by strengthening functions border liaison offices and interagency mobile teams of Central Asia ”, for the implementation of which is the responsibility of the UNODC with the assistance of the UN.
Currently, within the framework of this project, for five Central Asian countries, equipment is being provided to strengthen the functions of border liaison offices, as well as special courses are being organized to train employees of the relevant authorities.
At the same time, given the current situation with the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the Government of Japan decided to take the necessary measures from the budget allocated for the implementation of this project in order to respond to requests for financial support from different countries.
Within the framework of this cooperation, in order to enhance the functions of border post offices and other relevant institutions, each country in the region will be provided with medicines and medical equipment for countering COVID-19 at a cost of US$22,800, and for a total of US$114,000.
The Japanese government intends to continue to contribute to the fight against the new coronavirus infection in Central Asia, including Uzbekistan.