President Aliyev reviews restoration and construction work at Imamzade Complex in Ganja
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.19
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva have reviewed the progress of repair, restoration and construction work carried out at Imamzade Complex in the city of Ganja.
Representative of the Caucasian Muslims Office for the western region presented a Holy Quran to the head of state.
The head of state and his wife viewed designs of the complex.
It was said that Imamzade or the Blue Imam Turbeh is the historical monument related to the 8th century. Ibrahim, the son of the fifth Imam Mohamed Baghir is buried here. The construction of Imamzade Turbeh relates to the late 14th century - early 15th century. The complex is located on the ancient trade roads of the East. Throughout the centuries, Imamzade has become a holy place for Muslims of Azerbaijan and other countries. President Ilham Aliyev signed a special order on the repair and restoration of the temple. The reconstruction of the complex started in 2010. Some AZN 9 million and AZN 3 million were allocated from the President's Contingency Fund for the restoration and repair of the complex according to the relevant orders signed by the head of state. President Ilham Aliyev visited the complex two times to review the progress of work.
President Ilham Aliyev and his wife were informed that asphalt pavement was laid down in a 10,000 square meter-area, decorative sidewalk stones laid down, modern lighting system installed and perfect infrastructure established. The complex has two minarets and a prayer hall. The height of the minarets is 42 meters. Two 500-car parking lots have been built here.
The head of state and his wife visited the grave of Ibrahim, the son of the fifth Imam Mohamed Baghir. Prayers were said here. Azerbaijan`s first lady Mehriban Aliyeva was presented with a Holy Quran.
All conditions have been created for pilgrims at the three-storey building of the complex.
The head of state and his wife were informed about a 1,000-seat hall of the facility.
The head of state gave instructions and recommendations.