The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon canceled the decision of the Antimonopoly Service to raise prices for mobile Internet and mobile communications, reports Asia Plus citing the press service of the Tajik leader.

According to the decision of Rakhmon, the former prices will be set for these services.

"At the direction of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon the rates for using the Internet and the tariffs of mobile companies will not increase", says in the statement.

Earlier, on April 23, it was reported that Rakhmon removed from his post the head of the department initiating price increases for the Internet - the Anti-Monopoly Service under the Government of Tajikistan Saadi Kodirzoda.

In addition, tariffs of cellular operators on mobile Internet have increased 2,5-3 times since April 18, however, this decision was being prepared for a month and a half. The Antimonopoly Service issued an order to raise prices for the mobile Internet in early March, and it entered into force in mid-April.

Recall, it should be noted that a month ago, civil society of Tajikistan calls on authorities to cancel decision on raising Internet prices. They believe that the rise price of the Internet will affect activities of educational facilities and government bodies and will negatively impact international cooperation.

"The Qazaq Times"