A New State Program on Municipality Development Devised in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynli / The Chairman of Azerbaijan Parliament's Permanent Commission for Regional Affairs, Arif Rahimzasde, reported to Trend on 22 October that a State Program on Municipality Development will be adopted again in Azerbaijan.
According to him, the State Program will specify the level of training of the municipalities, their material and technical base and empowering municipalities depending on their staff potential.
More than 2700 municipalities function in Azerbaijan. A number of draft laws have been adopted and Association of Municipalities has been established for the municipality development in Azerbaijan.
Rahimzade considers that the form of the funds allocated from the Public budget should be changed. The funds allocated for the municipalities should be directed not for resolving salaries, but settling local problems.
According to the Commission Chairman, the issue of delegating the Housing Communal Economy to the municipalities is not the topic of discussions currently. It will be considered after strengthening the material and technical base of the municipalities.