Turkmenistan: Forced Holiday Makers Made to do Construction Work at Resort
Workers compelled to spend their holidays at the Avaza tourist resort in Turkmenistan have been hoodwinked, an opposition news site is claiming. Instead of relaxing, the ostensibly vacationing workers have been made to perform basic construction work.
Unsuspecting employees of the Turkmenbashi oil refinery who were sent, at their own expense, to the Hotel Nebitchi earlier this month are spending their so-called vacation "patching holes left by Turkish builders," according to a December 13 report distributed by the Chrono-tm.org news website. Turkish companies hired to build hotels were ordered to finish their work before the resort's grand opening by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in June. They left having failed to complete the construction job. "Holiday makers" are being forced to install plumbing and electrical systems, as well as plaster the interiors. Women and students are painting, washing floors and windows, Chrono-tm.org reported.