Shop assistants in Ashgabat stores are “recommended” to reduce prices

Unidentified individuals weaning civilian clothes visit groceries stores and force shop assistant to reduce prices.

� 6 to 8 people visit the stores and demand that the shop is closed for a few hours. They find out prices for food products and strongly recommend to reduce prices if, according to inspectors, they are unreasonably high, � correspondents of Chronicles of Turkmenistan report.

A similar situation is being observed in the city markets. For instance, meat is sold at 25 manats per kilo. However, vendors ask customers to say that they bought it at 18 manats.

It should be emphasized that the prices tags are missing in many stores and pharmacies and prices for merchandise are calculated at the check-out taking into account the dollar exchange rate at the black market.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan