Additional ten carpet weaving factories will be opened in Azerbaijan next year, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
The president made the remarks during a meeting with carpet-makers at the opening of the Guba branch of "Azerkhalcha" Open Joint Stock Company on Thursday, APA reported.
"Azerbaijan is famous for ancient traditions of carpet weaving. There are unique carpet-weaving works in different parts of our country. Guba has always been one of the centers of carpet weaving. Guba's carpets are exhibited in museums of our country and beyond,” he said.
The head of state noted that there are several carpet weaving factories in Guba.
“One of them is this factory of "Azerkhalcha" OJSC which has recently been created. Ten factories have already been put into operation by Azerkhalcha". I attended the opening of the Horadiz and Shamkir carpet weaving factories. Today we’re celebrating the opening of this factory. At the same time, there are seven other factories. And next year, additional ten carpet weaving factories will be opened in different parts of our country. Thus, 20 new carpet weaving factories will open,” added President Aliyev.
He said that the absolute majority of workers at carpet weaving factories are women.
“Good work conditions have been provided for women here. The employment of women is very important for us. Carpet weaving is an art of women. Yes, women do bring this art to life. In each factory approximately 150 jobs are created. At least 3,000 women will be employed at 20 factories,” said the president.
“Carpet weaving is Azerbaijan’s national wealth,” added President Aliyev.