Azerbaijani President chairs meeting at Baku Mayor’s Office

Azerbaijani President chairs meeting at Baku Mayor’s Office
# 09 March 2011 17:00 (UTC +04:00)
President Ilham Aliyev characterized complex activities carried out in Baku in the past years basing on the concrete programs.

The head of state underlined that turning Baku into a megalopolis is one of the priorities and said all-round measures were taken to improve the road infrastructure, power network, gas supply, heating system, sewerage facilities, other infrastructural fields of the capital.

President underlined that vast reconstruction works were done, plants grown, cultural centers overhauled in Baku, Icheri Sheher was included into the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and said the construction of Heydar Aliyev Center is one of the most incomparable projects on the international level.

President said reconstruction works will be continued in Baku and surrounding settlements, noted that a special state program is being worked out, the meeting held for this purpose.

Baku Mayor Hajibala Abutalibov gave information about the work done basing on the program for accelerating the socio-economic development of Baku and surrounding settlements.

After the speeches President Ilham Aliyev finalized the meeting. The head of state gave instructions to fulfill within three years the activities that will be envisaged in the new program on socio-economic development of Baku and surrounding settlements.

Ilham Aliyev noted the necessity of extending the measures for modernization of the power, gas, drinkable water supply and sewerage systems. The head of state gave instructions to modernize the roads in the settlements. Commenting on the issue on the registration of private houses President ordered to solve the problem basing on the concrete and transparent mechanism. The head of state underlined the importance of extending the construction of educational, healthcare and sports facilities in the surrounding settlements, continuing the reconstruction of cultural centers and religious monuments. The meeting also focused on the ecological problems. President gave instructions to extend the reconstruction works in the capital and surrounding settlements and to plant forest strips in the areas around the city. President said international projects such as White City will be realized.

The head of state expressed his views on the determination of the mechanism for increasing the employment and reviving traditional spheres of economy, giving preferential loans for the development of small and medium sized entrepreneurship in the settlements of Baku, involvement of foreign investors and close participation of Azerbaijan Investment Company in these activities. President Ilham Aliyev underlined that serious measures are being taken concerning the artificial rise of prices of the products made in the republic. At the end of the meeting the head of state ordered to work out the state program on socio-economic development of Baku and surrounding settlements in a short period of time.
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