The Dushanbe mayor’s office is taking efforts to curb rise in prices of basic food products during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, according to the Dushanbe administration press center. 

By Dushanbe mayor’s decree the Dushanbe Trade and Economics Department has organized fairs selling basic food products and agricultural goods at below market prices.

The fairs that were organized at Dushanbe’s Dehqon, Mehrgon and Sakhovat bazaars as well as at Boghi Javonon Park (Youth Park) will operate daily until the end of the year, Qurbonali Rahmon, the head of the Dushanbe Trade and Economics Department, told Asia-Plus in an interview.

According to him, employees of the Antimonopoly Agency, the Committee for Food Security, the Dushanbe Administration and the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service will control the work of the fairs that were organized under support of the Ministry of Agriculture and farmers from Khatlon and Sughd provinces as well as districts subordinate to the center.  

In the near future, similar fairs are expected to be organized in other areas of Dushanbe as well, a source within the Dushanbe mayor’s office said.  

Besides, temporary fairs for the sale of food at affordable prices will be organized at all city’s bazaars on the eve of all the holidays during the year, the source added.