Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12
Socio-cultural and economic infrastructure has been completely renewed in Azerbaijan over the past 15 years, Azerbaijani President’s Assistant for Public and Political Affairs, department head, professor Ali Hasanov says in his article on the results of President Ilham Aliyev`s 15 years in power.
“More than 3,100 schools and 642 medical facilities have been built or renovated over this period,” Hasanov added. “Hundreds of historical buildings, museums, theaters and libraries have been reconstructed, all higher educational institutions in the country, as well as the institutes and enterprises of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) have been renovated and supplied with new equipment.”
The article says that 15,000 kilometers of roads, and 443 bridges have been built in the country over the past 15 years.
“Four new metro stations have been put into operation and other metro stations reconstructed in Baku,” Hasanov said. “The largest international seaport in the Caspian Sea - Alat Sea Trade Port has been launched.”
“Seven airports in Azerbaijan have been completely reconstructed and put into service,” he said. “Six of them (Baku, Ganja, Nakhchivan, Lankaran, Gabala, Zagatala) have received the status of an international airport. The Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku has become one of 9 airports globally to be awarded 5-Star Airport Rating.”