Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Every citizen of Azerbaijan should feel responsibility for holding the Baku 2015 European Games, said Azay Guliyev, the chairman of the Council on State Support to NGO's under the Auspices of Azerbaijan's President.
The projects related to the games and the rules of conduct in public places, funded by the council were discussed June 1.
Addressing the event, Azay Guliyev said that 300,000 Azerbaijani manats (over $285,000 as of June 1) were allocated for 27 projects submitted to the council in connection with the European Games.
He said everyone should feel responsibility for holding the European Games and should showcase appropriate behavior.
"The civil society institutions should also contribute to the holding of games at a high level. The council supports projects related to the behavior in public places during the games," said Guliyev.
He added that currently it is needed to strengthen the public control on many issues.
"Today, the drivers don't comply with the basic rules, incorrectly using car horns, disturb people. It is needed to raise the level of service in restaurants, prices should not be artificially increased," he said.
Guliyev also noted that currently there is a lack of innovative projects among those submitted to the council.
Addressing the event, the Chief of the Department for Public Structures Relations of the Baku City State Traffic Police Office Vagif Asadov said an educational work is underway to improve the culture of the traffic participants.
He said the realized projects have given a positive result, however, there are some problems, particularly the drivers' exceeding the speed limit at nights.
Concluding the event, Azay Guliyev said the proposals put forward need to be submitted in a written form to the council.
"Given all the proposals, an appeal will be sent to the Baku City Executive Power to solve the existing problems," he said.
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
Edited by CN