Tajikistan’s Cash Cow: Enough Milk to Go Around?

The downsizing at Talco, which officially had 10,800 employees before this year’s layoffs, has taken a human toll too. (Photo: David Trilling)

Early this year, Tajikistan’s largest industrial enterprise sent home about a fifth of its workforce and cut wages by 30 percent for the rest. According to its own figures, the state-owned aluminum plant, Talco, lost over $40 million last year and hasn’t turned a profit since 2010.

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David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

Tajikistan’s Cash Cow: Enough Milk to Go Around?

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