DUSHANBE, May 2, Asia-Plus -- On Saturday April 29, the Dushanbe mayor’s office hosted a news conference on the capital city’s economic results in January-April this year.  

Deputy Dushanbe Mayor, Tohir Mirzoyev, speaking to journalists noted that indices of industries, transportation, communications, trade as well as rendering paid services to the population for the mentioned period were positive.  

In the meantime, Abdulhamid Rahmatulloyev, head of the trade department of the Dushanbe mayor’s office, telling a briefing noted that prices of some basic food products on the city markets had risen over the same four-month period.  According to him, prices of five basic foodstuffs have risen by 30%-40% and prices of potatoes have risen by 70 percent.  He said that the foodstuffs prices hike has resulted from the rising cost of fuel.  “Prices of diesel fuel have risen over the mentioned period by 172 percent,” Mr. Rahmatulloyev said.   

Tohir Mirzoyev telling the news conference pointed to the necessity of establishing in Dushanbe an enterprise for supplying and realizing fruits and vegetables with its up-to-date shops and warehouses.  

On the issue of providing the population with jobs, the deputy mayor noted that it was decided to set up labor exchange with its hotels in each of four districts of the capital city.

Mahmadali Jabborov, head of the employment department of the Dushanbe mayor’s office, told journalists that they have to date received applications for 700 builders from the Russian republic of Dagestan and applications for 100 farmers from the Russian region of Penza.  Besides, they have received applications for 200 doctors and nurses for working in the Penza region and for 300 doctors and nurses for working in the Sverdlovskaya region.  

Quality of imported production being realized in Dushanbe at excessively high prices was also in the center of discussion at the briefing.  Tohir Mirzoyev noted that it was necessary to establish in Dushanbe directorates of “Tojikstandart” and quarantine inspection.  “We should declare war on low-quality production,” deputy mayor concluded.