Turkmenistan Airlines employees evicted from a dormitory

The municipal authorities of Ashgabat are evicting 47 families of Turkmenistan Airlines employees who reside in the dormitory owned by the company. The news outlet Turkmen news reports that the residential building is scheduled to be demolished and replaced with a new alley.

According to an inhabitant of the dormitory, at the end of December 2019 the executives of the airlines notified them of the eviction. No alternative accommodation is provided and in order to urge the residents to move out, the water, electricity and heating supply were cut off in the building.

Those who refuse to move out are threatened with terminations.

After the New Year the management of Turkmenistan Airlines has doubled the pressure exerted on us. First, each inhabitant of the dormitory was invited for a face-to-face conversation. The residents are summoned one by one and physiological pressure is exerted on people. Each person was forced to sign a document where we promised to leave the accommodation. Yes, we signed the document under the threat of dismissal but where should we go to in winter? Each of us has two to three kids, an employee of the national air carrier says.

In December 2019 Chronicles of Turkmenistan also reported that the residential buildings had been demolished near the old Ashgabat airport. The residents of these apartments had been promised to be provided with new accommodation but in fact many will obtain the alternative accommodation a few years later and a lot of construction flaws are identified in new residential buildings and apartments.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan