Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 10 /Trend/
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today attended a ceremony to start supply of drinking water to the city of Naftalan. The Head of the State first met members of the general public. The President viewed the stands reflecting the master plan of the project on the reconstruction of the water supply and sewage system of Naftalan.
Chairman of Azersu company Gorkhmaz Huseynov informed President Ilham Aliyev that the old water supply and sewage system of the city was built in 1970.
About 81 percent of the 9,000 population of Naftalan and adjacent villages were supplied with drinking water in a centralized manner. The water supply system is 47km in length. Drinking water was supplied to private homes continuously and to apartment buildings on a schedule of four to five hours a day.
The project on the reconstruction of the water supply and sewage systems of Naftalan was worked out by Azerbaijani Government and Japan International Cooperation Agency.
The President was told that the project had been prepared in accordance with the instructions of the President and in an effort to resolve these problems.
The project on the reconstruction of water supply and sanitation system of Naftalan has been designed with a view to future development up to 2035 and is intended to improve water and sanitation services provided to 13,000 residents of the city, and the villages of Gasimbeyli and Gashalti-Garagoyunlu.
The project uses the Balligaya water line as a source of drinking water supply to the city of Naftalan and surrounding villages. A water intake installation with sand filters with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters per day has been built in order to ensure uninterrupted supply of drinking water to the city.
After reviewing the project, President Ilham Aliyev launched the installation to start supply of drinking water to the city of Naftalan.
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