The Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan reviewed a number of draft laws and regulations that were developed in the context of ongoing reforms in the country.
According to the official announcement in the national press, all the draft laws were developed in compliance with the basic provisions of the Constitution and the international conventions ratified by Turkmenistan.
One of the major draft laws reviewed at the current session was the draft law of Turkmenistan “On Approval and Enactment of the Housing Code of Turkmenistan.” This law provides for a new level of legal relations in fulfilling the rights of citizens for housing and new forms of purchase of housing for private ownership.
The document also spells out the new rules of management and operation of houses and surrounding areas in Turkmenistan.
The main objectives of the Housing Code are to ensure conditions for the fulfillment of the constitutional right of citizens of Turkmenistan for state support in obtaining or purchasing comfortable accommodation; unhindered fulfillment of their housing rights; generating competition of services in the housing market; legal protection of housing and related rights and interests of parties to housing legal relations.
In the unanimous opinion of members of the Mejlis, this law will promote the formation and development of the housing market as a component of new economic relations.
Members of the Turkmen parliament also discussed the draft laws of Turkmenistan “On Wildlife”, “On Highways and Road Operations”, “On Road Transport”, “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Turkmenistan”, as well as the draft resolutions of the Mejlis “On Ratification of the Convention between Turkmenistan and the Swiss Confederation on Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital”, “On the Plan of Lawmaking Activities of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan for 2013.”
At the end of the eighteenth session of the Mejlis members of the national parliament unanimously approved the draft laws that will complement the legal and regulatory framework of Turkmenistan.