Dushanbe, August 10, 2007 — IFC
has presented a manual on inspections to the Republican Centre of State
Sanitary and Epidemiologic Supervision of the Health Ministry of Tajikistan,
the first agency to adopt the country’s new inspection rules. The manual,
designed to help local inspectors improve their operations, includes the
new rules and required forms, as well as the text of the inspections law,
which IFC helped develop.
IFC and the Swiss government are providing advisory support to help Tajikistan
develop regulatory documents as part of a broader commitment to implementing
the new law. To promote this effort, IFC recently launched a series of
public service announcements on Tajik national television.
“We are thankful for IFC’s support in developing the manual. It is an
essential resource for our inspectors and will be distributed at our training
sessions,” said Samariddin Aliev, Head of the Republican Centre of State
Sanitary and Epidemiologic Supervision.
“The government’s recent adoption of the inspections rules demonstrates
its commitment to help develop entrepreneurship, particularly for smaller
businesses. The manual will support the inspectors’ efforts to implement
the new rules. Without this cooperation, the rules would not have the desired
impact,” said Andrea Dall’Olio, IFC Project Manager in Tajikistan
This effort follows a February 2007 action plan signed by IFC and the Republican
Centre of State Sanitary and Epidemiologic Supervision to implement the
inspections law. To advance this initiative throughout Tajikistan, IFC
is also working on a pilot basis with the Ministry of Interior’s Central
Department of Fire Service and the national Tax Committee.
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About the Republican Centre of Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision
A service unit under Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health, the center is in
charge of improving labor and life conditions. It also helps institutions,
enterprises, and individuals implement sanitary, hygienic, and epidemiologic