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Turkmenistan Water Price Hike Analyzed


Plans for Ashgabat to roll back significant subsidies on basic services — water, gas, and electricity — which had made them virtually free to Turkmen citizens have been floating in the ether of policymaking in Turkmenistan for at least two years. The set-up to shift away from subsidies began earlier, when President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov put caps on how much free gas, water and electricity citizens could draw before paying.