Because of the shortage of bread in state-run shops of the city of Yoloten, Mary etrap bread is sold every second day. According to correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan”, a limit of two loaves per household a day applies, regardless of the number of family members.
Residents start queuing in front of the stores at midnight members of the family take turns to replace each other in the queue all night long. Bread is sold from 6 a.m.
People complain about poor quality of bread but cannot afford to buy premium quality bread at bazaars.
Prior to that, bread was sold with a limit of 1 to 2 loaves a day. A 50 kilo sack of local flour of the first grade costs 500 to 600 manats in the markets.
Furthermore, according to journalists of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan”, there is only one grocery store in Yoloten equipped with a credit card terminal. For this reason, prices are inflated there. Residents are unable to use credit cards to pay for groceries or other merchandise in the markets.
Employed city residents are allowed to withdraw only 800 manats from ATMs once a month. Bank staff call people according to the lists and specify the date and time for cash withdrawals.
“Chronicles of Turkmenistan” previously reported that other Turkmen provinces are experiencing a shortage of flour and bread.
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