On December 17, during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent his son, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Serdar Berdimuhamedov, to visit bazaars in each velayat and check the range of products and prices on the eve of the New Year.
According to a report on Turkmen television, on December 20, Berdimuhamedov Jr. began his tour from the Balkan velayat, where he visited a local bazaar.
Judging by the footage, the Deputy Prime Minister was shown full counters with a rich assortment of goods, including scarce chicken legs. Sellers have mobile terminals for paying for goods with bank cards.
Based on the results of the checks, Serdar Berdimuhamedov held a meeting with the workers of the khyakimlik.
As Radio Azatlyk reports , preparations are being made for the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister in Lebap velayat, where street cleaning and building repairs are in progress. The khyakim of the region Shohrat Amangeldyev ordered to collect 5,000 manats from traders in the market for repairing the gates of the bazaar and cleaning the territory. It is reported that local authorities closed the wholesale bazaar out of fears that a high-ranking official might visit it, and the market does not meet the required standards, as it is not equipped with awnings and a fence around the territory.
Turkmen news , in turn, reports that before Berdimuhamedov Jr.'s visit to the Dashoguz velayat, inspectors began to demand from private sellers to reduce meat prices to 35 manats per kilogram set by the state, while in fact it is sold for 60 manats and more. ... This led to the fact that traders refused to work until the deputy prime minister completed his visit and left the velayat.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan