At the Cabinet session held on 24 May Deputy Prime Minister Chary Gylydzhov briefed President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedovabout the efforts which are being undertaken to improve trade regulations and tighten control over their compliance as well as to impose export and import regulation measures with a view of improving supply of groceries and produce to the residents.
The state information agency TDH reports that the Deputy Prime Minister put forward a proposal to make amendments into Turkmenistan's law On trade, which, inter alia, pertains to organizing trade activities, their supervision by the local executive authorities as well as strengthening legal accountability in this area.
According to the news outlet, the large-scale construction of greenhouses is underway as part of the state-run import substitution program.
The head of the state emphasized that the domestic market must be fully supplied with local agricultural produce. For this the horticultural sector needs to be further developed by using high-yielding agricultural crops and state-of-the-art technologies to be able to provide residents with fresh vegetables all the year round.
Let us recall that on 10 May Chary Gylydzhov reported about the plans to increase the number of stores in Ashgabat, which should be located within the walking distance to residential areas.
Despite the measures which are being undertaken to ensure food supply, Turkmenistan is experiencing a shortage of basic groceries.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan