To him, the main problems in this sphere are related to self-financing, self-management and structural changes: ‘Because, today, the state has opportunities, resources, and more money. But this can not last forever. I think that they must switch to self-financing, self-management and self-development process. Reforms are necessary in this area’.
‘There are a number of problems in this sphere. Besides, new mechanisms should cause creation of self-development and self-management. However, the reforms in communal sector will not cause price hike. It is impossible to achieve any goal through the price hike, in reverse, this step can create social pressure’, noted Akhundov.
As a result of the reforms and structure changes, some spheres can be privatized: ‘For example, lift economy. In principle, all of them can be privatized, ie, there are no limits out there that can prevent privatization of any area’.
Akhundov added that the privatization will ensure the creation of competition and transition to self-financing system. Moreover, creation of competition will allow stay within the price and increase the quality of services: ‘On the other hand, the state funds invested in this area through the privatization must turn back and the state should direct these funds to the new areas’.