NEWS AND EVENTS
July 22, 2005
UNDP hands over equipment to Tashkent International Airport
United Nations Development Programs Country Office in Uzbekistan has handed over equipment worth 17,567.12 euros to Tashkent International Airport, the release of the UNDP said on 22 July.
The release said that the equipment was provided under Airport Control project of BOMCA-4, jointly executed with International Organization on Migration (IOM). The equipment consists of specialized tools for passport control as well as computers, printers, monitors, etc.
?Following the assessment mission to the Tashkent Airport, the list of office equipment has been defined and procured for the Border Guards, Ministry of Interior, and Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,? the release said.
The European Union (EU) has been developing and implementing several projects under two programs ?Border Management and Drug Action in Central Asia (BOMCA/CADAP) since 2000 to strengthen border management in Central Asia. The key goal of these programs is to assist the Central Asian states to improve their security situation, and at the same time to facilitate the movements of persons and goods across their borders.
The programs include projects targeted at modernizing border management, preventing drug trafficking and drug abuse in the region. BOMCA/CADAP programs are financed by EU, whereas the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) implements and coordinates the programs through its country offices in each CA countries.
Following the Uzbek Government?s endorsement, this year the UNDP Country Office in Tashkent has started implementation of BOMCA-4 stage, which will run till the year 2006. Key beneficiaries of the program are Border Guards and Customs Committees of Uzbekistan.