Amid food shortage, Nagorno Karabakh approves restrictions on restaurants


YEREVAN, DECEMBER 28, ARTSAKHPRESS. Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) authorities approved a bill on imposing restrictions on restaurants amid food shortages and energy savings resulting from the Azeri blockade.

State Minister Ruben Vardanyan told officials at a meeting that he’s met with businessmen of the sector to discuss the restrictions. Vardanyan welcomed the mutual understanding and support of the businessmen, some of whom had already cancelled mass events in their venues.

The cash turnover was also discussed. Officials briefed Vardanyan that sufficient volume of cash money exists in the country, however due to the situation organizations and individuals have begun withdrawing more cash from ATMs and are saving it, which is impacting the cash turnover volumes. Vardanyan said that in the current situation it would be better for people to save their money in the bank accounts and tasked officials to raise awareness.

The situation in the food, medication, petrol and diesel fuel markets was discussed.

The work in direction of ensuring uninterrupted functioning of electric energy supply, water supply and infrastructures was presented.

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