On February 14, 2020 held the final annual workshop of the "Water Resources Management in Pyanj River Basin" (Additional Financing).

The workshop was attended by 70 people from the following organizations: Agency for Hydrometeorology, Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, relevant ministries and departments, Academy of Science of the RT, Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Tajikistan and international organizations.

The National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change for the period until 2030 and the results of the "Water Resources Management in the Pyanj River Basin" Project (Additional Financing) were the top priorities of the discussions at the workshop.

Rasulzoda Homidjon Hasan, Director of the Agency for Hydrometeorology of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, noted that the Asian Development Bank supported Tajikistan in developing of the National Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and there were discussed the progress and implementation of this strategy.

The representative of the Asian Development Bank in Tajikistan read the message of Nathan Rive to the participants of the workshop, noting that the areas of cooperation between Tajikistan and the Asian Development Bank are constantly being strengthened. With the support of the Asian Development Bank, the "Water Resources Management in the Pyanj River Basin" Project (Additional Financing) is being implemented, which helps to strengthen the capacity and improve the skills of employees of the Agency for Hydrometeorology.

The management of the Committee and the Agency for Hydrometeorology noted that this strategy will contribute to the development and implementation of Tajikistan's climate change and adaptation policy.

The National Strategy will be the main tool for promoting Tajikistan's policy at the international level within the framework of its commitments to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.