Additional measures of social support of the population have been taken in Turkmenistan on the eve of the New Year

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed the government to take additional measures of social support for the population in connection with the New Year holiday.

Speaking at a government meeting via video link, the head of state instructed Deputy Prime Minister Chary Gylydzhov, who oversees the shopping center, to organize a festive trade in industrial and food products in markets and other trading enterprises, reducing prices for some categories of goods by up to 50 percent.

Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers Mammetkhan Chakyev was instructed on December 31 - January 1 to organize free travel of citizens on city buses.

Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov was instructed to control the payment of wages in organizations, institutions and enterprises of the country for December this year.

“Appropriate measures should be taken in a timely manner in the field of pricing, as well as to ensure an abundance of high-quality goods of our own production in the markets,” the head of state said.