Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Feb. 28 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
The Turkmen Majlis (Parliament) is developing a Housing Code, providing acts of housing privatization, an official Turkmen source said on Thursday.
Earlier this year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov brought the lag in addressing the preparation of the Housing Code to attention of deputies.
"I am sure a document fully guaranteeing the implementation of citizen's right for housing registered in the Constitution will be developed in the near future," Berdimuhamedov said.
He said the deputies should make every effort for the preparation and adoption of this law aimed at formation and development of the housing market as a component of the new economic relations.
The head of state noted earlier that within gradual transition to a market economy, social protection of citizens has always been the focus of the state.
This is evidenced by free provision of gas, electricity, water, sodium chloride and benzene, the lowest level of payment for housing and communal services, loans to buy housing and very low taxes.
As is known, free privatization of social housing has been provided in a number of CIS countries; especially in Russia the possibilities of extending such privatization until 2015 has recently been announced for the third time.
Housing privatization in Turkmenistan was suspended under former President Saparmurat Niyazov, who made an exception for those moving to Russia.