Systematic increase in income of the population and improvement of labor employment in our country give the chance to introduce a certain payment for social privileges which were provided free of charge earlier. The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov told about it, speaking at the meeting of the Council of Elders which opened today.
According to the head of the state, deep integration of national economy into the system of the market relations requires careful, rational, economical and highly effective use of a national wealth.
In the performance the President noted that with independence finding natural gas, drinking water, electricity and table salt were free of charge provided to the population of the country. Provision of unprecedented privileges those years was aimed at creating favorable conditions against the background of a difficult economic situation in the world, adaptation of citizens to conditions of market economy, the head of the state told.
"Today in Turkmenistan income of the population raises from year to year, a large number of workplaces is created". With respect thereto the President of Turkmenistan noted that he supported and considered expedient the step-by-step entering of payments for provision of utilities offered by the Council of Elders for the purpose of more rational, careful use of natural resources.