Abulfas Garayev confirms reports on establishment of “paradise zone” in Azerbaijan

Abulfas Garayev confirms reports on establishment of “paradise zone” in Azerbaijan
# 17 February 2009 14:17 (UTC +04:00)
The Minister added that several projects had been prepared to make Nargin the center of tourism at the request of the Ministry.
“Specialists from Austria, Turkey, Switzerland, the US and Germany have already prepared proposals and presented them. Some of them are broad and some are compact. We have already considered these proposals. I have got information about Danish project via media. The Ministry has not ordered it. The fact is that various people take interests in the project. Everybody has right to present a project, because tourism is an open business. We have also heard about the project and its presentation will be held in international exhibition. If people arranging the project invite us to the exhibition, we will familiarize with it as well,” he said.
Garayev said that Azerbaijan supported the project.
“If the project is interesting and valuable, I will be glad for it,” he said.
Recently Danish Big Architects has released their master plan design for the ZIRA Carbon Neutral Island in the Caspian Sea. The island has an area of 1,000,000m square and will undergo a full revitalization to become a zero-energy resort and entertainment city. The design is inspired by the seven peaks of Azerbaijan,
which form the skyline view, which is visible from the capital of Baku. Under this concept BIG has developed a sustainable urban development which uses the landscape of the country has a theme in its revitalization. Each mountain is a building in the development and conceived of as an entire eco-system
in itself. The island will use solar, wind and wave power to supply it with energy allowing it to operate completely off-grid with zero-energy efficiency.
The project was ordered by the EuroCity Holding.

There are several such zones in the world. Samso Island in Denmark, Masdar in UAE, Dongtan Eco-city in Shanghai are known as a “Paradise Zone” in the world.