On October 11, 2018, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the creation Tajikistan special economic zones the international economic forum “Sughd-2018” was held in Khujand under the slogan “Success story and new opportunities.” The event was organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan State agencies and Sughd SEZ Administration. A delegation led by the Deputy Chairman of the Board A. Serzhanuly attended the forum on behalf of JSC “Management Company of "Ontustik" SEZ.
The purpose of this forum was to establish business relations with foreign partners, to conduct a multilateral analysis of the work done and to consider the future prospects for the development of free economic zones in Tajikistan. In addition, in the context of the problems under consideration, the issues of studying the best practices of neighboring countries in this direction have become extremely important. During the event, the guests visited the Sughd SEZ where they were familiarized with the activities of large enterprises, such as Tajprof, Archa and Archa Furniture. While communicating in an informal setting the participants were able to lay the foundation for further negotiations on possible cooperation. "Sughd" SEZ and "Ontustik" SEZ signed a memorandum of cooperation. The forum ended with a solemn presentation of awards to individuals and organizations that have made a special contribution to the development of the SEZ in Tajikistan.