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Media: President of Turkmenistan canceled free electricity, gas and water supply in the country

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Today, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, as reported IA EADaily, announced the abolition of perennial benefits for citizens of the Central Asian republic.


We are talking about benefits that looked unprecedented. Thus, for a long time, all citizens of Turkmenistan did not pay for the use of electricity, gas and even water. Local sources report that table salt was also distributed free of charge in the republic. All household spending was subsidized from the state budget. At the same time, goods and services were distributed free of charge in a limited way. Over the limit you had to pay.

Now, as the nation’s president announced, the republic must make the transition to a full-fledged market economy. And free distribution of goods and services prevents this. From the speech of Berdymukhamedov:
The main goal of providing unprecedented privileges in those years is the creation of favorable conditions against the backdrop of a complex economic situation in the world, the adaptation of citizens to the conditions of a market economy. The deep integration of the country's economy into the system of market relations requires the careful, rational, economical and highly efficient use of national wealth. A systematic increase in household incomes and an improvement in employment will now make it possible to introduce a certain payment for social benefits that were previously provided free of charge.


It is reported that charges for the use of services will be introduced in Turkmenistan in stages. At the same time, the president notes that the benefits for a number of categories of citizens of the country will be preserved.

Media: President of Turkmenistan canceled free electricity, gas and water supply in the country


For reference: Turkmenistan is a country with a population of about 5,5 million people. The main supplier of goods to the republic is the Russian Federation (about 17% of the market), China is on the heels of Russia with about 16,6%. The main source of income of the economy of Turkmenistan is the export of gas, oil and petroleum products. In terms of GDP PPP (per capita), Turkmenistan is one of the most prosperous republics of Central Asia.
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  1. xetai9977
    xetai9977 10 October 2017 13: 14 New
    +7
    In times of crisis, populism no longer rolls
    1. hrych
      hrych 10 October 2017 13: 18 New
      11
      It's time to remember Turkmenbashi with a kind word. Oriental tale is over ...
      1. g1v2
        g1v2 10 October 2017 16: 24 New
        +3
        Socialism in one separate small country could not be eternal. Sooner or later, the fairy tale really ends, as in Saudi Arabia, where benefits are also cut.
        The population of Turkmenistan is growing, but the income from the sale of oil and gas is not. Th freebie over.
        1. aleks_29296
          aleks_29296 10 October 2017 18: 28 New
          +1
          And no one is to blame for the Saudis. Nefig had to cut oil prices to please the light elves. They thought it would be a ride, like last time, but then, oops, and it didn’t work out.
    2. Vend
      Vend 10 October 2017 13: 21 New
      +9
      Quote: xetai9977
      In times of crisis, populism no longer rolls

      Why populism. This is a real help to people. In the 90's, Yeltsin refused to sell energy prices, saying that after that 99% of Russian citizens would not be able to pay for their housing .. Berezovsky then broke off badly and was afraid to remove Yeltsin.
  2. Zomanus
    Zomanus 10 October 2017 13: 15 New
    0
    That is, if earlier Tajik-Uzbeks fell to us, now there will be Turkmen-Tajik-Uzbeks?
    That is, strangers on our streets will significantly increase.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 10 October 2017 13: 27 New
      19
      How do you find a Turkmen-Gaster sweeping the street - please write an article about it in VO!
      1. demo
        demo 10 October 2017 13: 34 New
        +6
        My neighbor is a Turkmen. So he is a linguist of the Russian language.
        KSU received a diploma in 1975.
        1. Magua
          Magua 10 October 2017 13: 38 New
          0
          And where is he better?
        2. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 10 October 2017 22: 57 New
          +1
          Quote: demo
          Neighbor - Turkmen. So he is a linguist of the Russian language.

          The only Turkmen acquaintance I have with the highest is a meteorologist. Finished in the eighties.
  3. demo
    demo 10 October 2017 13: 32 New
    +5
    Все.
    Lafa is over.
    If concern for the population impedes the transition to market relations, then such care must be abandoned.
    That's the whole logic.
    Hello USSR.
  4. Magua
    Magua 10 October 2017 13: 33 New
    0
    Oh we are waiting for the Turkmen guest workers
  5. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 10 October 2017 13: 33 New
    +3
    "... A systematic increase in population incomes and improved employment now make it possible to introduce a certain fee for social benefits that were previously provided for free ..."
    Where did the population’s income (and even increased) come from, as well as full-time employment among the Turkmen, is a big question, only Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has the answer to this.
    I would like to rejoice for the republic (and friends from there), but doubts prevail ...
    Because of such decisions, a wave of smuggling and drug trafficking will literally break the day after tomorrow on this piece of the CIS border (coupled with the Caspian’s share).
    PS We won’t see waves of migrants from there, because the number is small, and professionalism and hard work are not honored by proud conquerors of deserts.
    1. Magua
      Magua 10 October 2017 13: 37 New
      0
      Nicht is waiting by the way, but there are still Ukrainian Gaster or disdain.
    2. garnik
      garnik 10 October 2017 22: 50 New
      +1
      Quote: Sergey-8848
      PS We won’t see waves of migrants from there, because the number is small, and professionalism and hard work are not honored by proud conquerors of deserts.

      5 million is not a small figure, then the fact that the Turkmens will not rush abroad is for sure. The people are not picky about being, not seen in hard work, although there are quite "advanced." There are problems regarding peoples of non-indigenous nationality. Those. cannot sell their homes for an adequate price. All payments in dollars are prohibited. And the local currency has fallen against the dollar. Yes, it has become harder to live in Turkmenistan. I wish the well-being of my homeland.
  6. Magua
    Magua 10 October 2017 13: 42 New
    0
    That Lafa used to be.
  7. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 10 October 2017 13: 53 New
    +2
    That was REAL socialism! fellow That bright future that every normal person dreams of yes It’s a pity that it just ended, albeit in a single country sad Now it will be in a truncated version for those who really need one. And those who have a car, lady, money will share a little with the state because it is not God and can’t give Laf forever lol You have to pay for everything - the bestial laws of capitalism request
  8. fa2998
    fa2998 10 October 2017 13: 54 New
    +4
    Quote: xetai9977
    In times of crisis, populism no longer rolls

    This is not populism, but concrete deeds! How much money did the population save on utilities? Lots of! I think now the tariffs will be set by human, not predatory. By the way, as indicated, for a certain circle of people everything remains as before. I think for senior citizens, people with disabilities, etc.
    We have at least a penny cheaper utilities, all the difficulties the bar on the population. Only that I waited for gas and water. negative hi
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 10 October 2017 20: 40 New
      0
      Quote: fa2998
      We have at least a penny cheaper utilities, all the difficulties the bar on the population. Only that I waited for gas and water.

      Are you having difficulty mastering the Russian language?
      Quote: fa2998
      How much money did the population save on utilities? Lots of!

      What part of the population used these services? How many communications have been added to villages and individual farms since 85?
      Given the "preferential categories of the population" changes are minimal.
    2. Sling cutter
      Sling cutter 10 October 2017 22: 30 New
      +1
      Quote: fa2998
      This is not populism, but concrete deeds! How much money did the population save on utilities? Lots of!

      And what we pay is safely pumped to London.
  9. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 10 October 2017 13: 56 New
    15
    Liberasty have never proved anywhere that free is bad. am
    If the item is natural a resource (gas in Turkmenistan and Russia), to which not a single liberalist has any relation, and production costs a penny.

    Free Gas Recipe laughing :
    1. Raise the price for enemy consumers (Poles, Baltic states, and others, including for burghers, since they are far from friends), since the cost price allows and no competition will hinder it.
    2. Cut salaries, bonuses and golden parachutes from Gazprom management, parasitizing on hard workers.
    3. Stop financing all sorts of Gazprom Media, which produce House-2; stop buying all football players (who have nothing to do with gas !!!) and coaches who compete among themselves in the amount of salaries in the absence of results.
    4 Stop sponsoring all sorts of non-core interactions.
    5. Stop purchasing equipment and services from your own pocket firms at exorbitant prices.

    And there will be free gas for the population. He already belongs to the people under the Constitution, why you have to pay for him?
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 10 October 2017 13: 58 New
      +4
      He already belongs to the people under the Constitution, why should he pay for it?


      can not pay. take it straight from the ground
    2. Dedall
      Dedall 10 October 2017 17: 00 New
      +4
      And also, dear comrade, you forgot to raise customs duties on Chinese goods and impose income taxes on goods and services received, and not on salaries. But seriously, it will be much easier with modern science to clone Comrade Stalin and his comrades-in-arms that are lying near the Kremlin wall. Then they will restore order among those who dwell behind this wall.
      1. sogdy
        sogdy 10 October 2017 20: 44 New
        0
        Quote: Dedall
        it will be much easier in modern science to clone Comrade Stalin and his associates

        While modern science claims the impossibility of cloning the dead.
        1. Alf
          Alf 10 October 2017 21: 52 New
          +2
          Quote: sogdy
          While modern science claims the impossibility of cloning the dead.

          But if modern science promises to move from non-rubber to Vorkuta-Norilsk-Magadan under an unobtrusively taciturn escort, then I think the possibility of cloning will be sought.
          1. sogdy
            sogdy 10 October 2017 23: 07 New
            0
            Quote: Alf
            non-rubber to Vorkuta-Norilsk-Magadan

            Well, as it were, the center is Yakutsk ... and macroscopic studies are closer to the southern coast.
            You yourself would understand this, having estimated the necessary conditions.
  10. XXXIII
    XXXIII 10 October 2017 14: 01 New
    +5
    Another announcer has formed, but you just can’t just teach people financial literacy or easier to rob, let them learn negative ...... now they’ll get into capitalism and understand that there is no economy, but there is current power and stick yes .... modern capitalism is like this - even if you have 5 maths, this does not mean that you will have money ..... lol Good luck in your endeavors Turkmenistan !!! drinks
    1. Gormenghast
      Gormenghast 10 October 2017 14: 07 New
      +3
      even if you have 5 maths, that doesn’t mean you will have money


      Modern capitalism has shown excellent results - if you have there is already capital then you will have money, even if you are dumb, like a cork. am
  11. The brightest
    The brightest 10 October 2017 14: 21 New
    0
    It is sad, but it seems that the era of power and prosperity is over.
  12. DPN
    DPN 10 October 2017 14: 49 New
    +5
    The peasant gave his people the opportunity to live with COMMUNISM, the Russians didn’t even dream of it, they were immediately torn off like a sticky one. How many people are still afraid of saying this have died.
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 10 October 2017 20: 48 New
      0
      Quote: DPN
      A man gave an opportunity to live with COMMUNISM his people

      Have you been to Turkmenistan for a long time? And in Turkmenistan? And not only in the Russian city?
      Or is it a theorist?
  13. Roman 11
    Roman 11 10 October 2017 15: 10 New
    +1
    Today, Turkmenistan in mourning, condolences, waved its hand at the stronghold of Marxism-Leninism-socialism .... Two strongholds remained - Cuba and North Korea, the rest sold the great idea for capitalism .....

    Mdya, but here they advocate the return of a happy past. I dare say, was there, really a semi-fairy tale ...... but the resources are not endless, everything has limits.

    Now about our brothers, the slaves of capitalism - everything will gradually deteriorate, with a decrease in the amount of gas and oil ...... their independence will dart like Yanukovych between 2 cubicles, though China will be instead of the EU, but then they will turn into one of Chinese provinces, the movement to us is preferable, we are at least outwardly different and do not exploit as our guest workers. The Chinese did not show themselves very well in Kazakhstan, they got accustomed a little and began to behave as owners, there were protests against this.

    In general, Central Asia and Kazakhstan without Russia lost a lot, recently Uzbekistan devalued its currency, now Turkmenistan has limited and cut spending, and this is the richest hydrocarbon republic of Asia.
    1. Kasym
      Kasym 10 October 2017 16: 38 New
      +4
      Roman, you write as if we initiated the exit from the USSR. We were confronted with a fact. And in my opinion, those whom the CIA called agents of influence did this.
      There were no particular protests against the Chinese. There were protests about leasing land to the Chinese - there was such a thought at the hands of the country, but they cut down how people began to make noise. There are not many of them, because the personnel here even in china companies are mainly ours, the law was specifically adopted for this. I don’t remember exactly, but somewhere around 70-90%.
      Turkmens made a mistake in negotiations with China over loans for pipelines in China. side. Now they beat off gas and almost do not see currencies. And at a price the Chinese squeezed well. Now Ashgabat wants to agree again with Gazprom - gas is not coming from Central Asia to the Russian Federation (a little from Uzbekistan). hi
      1. sogdy
        sogdy 10 October 2017 20: 52 New
        0
        Quote: Kasym
        Turkmens made a mistake in negotiations with China about loans for pipelines in China. side. Now they beat off gas and almost do not see currencies. And at a price the Chinese squeezed well. Now Ashgabat wants to agree again with Gazprom - gas is not coming from Central Asia to the Russian Federation (a little from Uzbekistan)

        In! finally reasonable words.
  14. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 10 October 2017 15: 55 New
    +1
    He did everything right, nothing happens and never happened, it’s paid anyway ... But a market economy is more effective than with administrative regulation ...
    1. Alf
      Alf 10 October 2017 21: 54 New
      +1
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      A market economy is more efficient than with administrative regulation ...

      Have you visited the store for a long time?
  15. Firework
    Firework 10 October 2017 17: 43 New
    +2
    and in Russia when the "free" electricity, gas and water supply is canceled?
    1. XXXIII
      XXXIII 10 October 2017 18: 57 New
      +3
      Quote: Salute
      and in Russia when the "free" electricity, gas and water supply is canceled?

      How to return Alaska so immediately canceled .... laughing drinks
  16. Bert
    Bert 11 October 2017 05: 51 New
    0
    Quote: g1v2
    Socialism in one separate small country could not be eternal. Sooner or later, the fairy tale really ends, as in Saudi Arabia, where benefits are also cut.
    The population of Turkmenistan is growing, but the income from the sale of oil and gas is not. Th freebie over.

    But in our country it didn’t even begin when gas and oil and forests and much more were much more than in Turkmenistan. Just the Turkmens were lucky that they did not have Yeltsin and his followers. And that would be them free gas.
    In addition to gas, their gas was the cheapest, but in 2008 it went up to 22 cents per liter, but each owner of a passenger car once a month 120 liters for free.
    Agriculture developed cotton gourds and wheat. d.
    Small fleet river sea. By the way, mainly Tajiks Armenians go to work for us.
  17. Will
    Will 11 October 2017 12: 03 New
    0
    Quote: Zomanus
    That is, if earlier Tajik-Uzbeks fell to us, now there will be Turkmen-Tajik-Uzbeks?
    That is, strangers on our streets will significantly increase.

    "The fish seeks where deeper, and the man seeks where better." I do not envy those who seek the best in a foreign land. sad
  18. ccc
    ccc 11 October 2017 20: 49 New
    0
    I have a friend of Turkmenistan as a tanker headman