Turkmenistan to up children benefits by 30 percent on July 1

Business Materials 3 June 2009 16:59 (UTC +04:00)

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 3 / Trend , G.Hasanov/

On July 1, 2009, Turkmenistan will increase the benefits paid during childbirth and care for them by an average of 27-30 percent, the national TV channel Altyn Asyr reported.

Under the new decree, the duration of benefits to care for a child will be increased until he/she reaches three.

Recently, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov has signed a decree to confer honorary rank of a mother-heroine "Ene Mahri" (Maternal tenderness) on 26 Turkmen mothers who have given birth and grew eight or more children.

Mothers who were awarded the title are granted compensation in the tenfold amount of basic values, calculated with the pensions and benefits. In addition, they have the right to free use of public services and public transport.

In the near future, it is planned to build specialized medical centers - maternity homes "Ene myahri, equipped with modern equipment from Europe in the Akhal and Dashoguz regions. The similar institutions operate in Ashgabat and the country's regions, including Mary and Turkmenabad.

In September 1994, Turkmenistan has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The fundamental principles of this international instrument are reflected in the law of Turkmenistan "On Guarantees of the Rights of the Child, which was adopted on July 5, 2002.

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