Tajik government taps blockchain firm for e-government infrastructure

A new public-private partnership between the Fantom Foundation and the Tajik Ministry of Industry of New Technologies will see the two roll out a range of blockchain-based solutions across nationwide IT infrastructure. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon is pursuing an ambitious integration of blockchain technology into his government’s ongoing modernization drive. 

Regarding the new initiative to innovate e-government strategies through blockchain, Fantom director of South Asia Jawid Sikandar said:

“Following our success in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the agreement to begin work in Tajikistan truly underscores the ways Fantom’s solutions respond to the pressing needs of growing economies. It is tremendously gratifying to know that we can play a part in helping these countries reach their development milestones.” 

Fantom’s previous engagements in Central Asia and South Asia have included the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Pakistan Punjab Prisons Department to formalize the beginning of blockchain-based software implementations. The company also continues to collaborate with Afghanistan’s Ministry of Health, including work on a blockchain-based product to prevent the circulation of counterfeit pharmaceuticals

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