Azerbaijani President inspects construction of Shahdagh winter and summer tourism complex (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan , Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend /
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has inspected the construction of the Shahdagh winter and summer tourism complex in Gusar.
Culture and tourism minister Abulfas Garayev told the President the construction of the complex, which is one of the country`s largest infrastructure projects, started in 2009.
The complex, located 32km from Gusar, has a total area of 2,058 hectares.
It will offer a wide range of winter and summer tourism services, including mountain skiing.
The complex will feature a hotel, restaurants, parking area, kindergarten and stores.
It will have an artificial snow system.
The President was told of the construction of a 4-storeyed apartment building for the complex`s staff.
The Shahdagh complex will also feature a youth center, club and a golf ground, as well as a large number of leisure and sports facilities.
The President inspected the construction of 4-star Resort hotel. The Head of State was told the 340-room facility will have seven floors. President Aliyev was informed that a 5-star hotel will be built near the facility.
After touring the construction site the President chaired a meeting with heads of local and foreign companies in charge of the complex`s construction. President Aliyev instructed the construction companies to make every effort to build the state-of-the-art tourism complex.