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18 Dec 2020

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Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting (CABAR.asia)

Tajikistan: Workers involved in Rogun HPP construction complain about unpaid wages

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Construction of Rogun hydroelectric power plant in Tajikistan: workers have not been paid since summer, 18 December 2020

According to 40-year old Akram, one of the builders of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant, they were promised a salary before the presidential elections, which were held on November, 11...

Alongside Akram, other workers at the Rogun hydroelectric power plant complained that they were not being paid. They point out that the employees of the Italian Salini Impregilo which is the general contractor for the construction of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant are getting paid on time, only the workers of the Tajik companies are not getting paid since summer...

At the moment, hundreds of employees of the Rogun hydroelectric power plant cannot get their salary, and the power plant for the first two years of operation of two units has already owed the budget millions of somoni...