BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 10
I believe that our architects and builders will prepare a new Hadrut master plan in the next month, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said addressing the meeting with members of the general public of Khojavand district, Trend reports.
"We will restore Hadrut. The master plan of Hadrut, its initial version has been submitted to me. I had many objections, so I did not bring that plan today. It needs to be elaborated further. But I believe that our architects and builders will prepare a new plan in the next month. It will be submitted and we will approve it.
Today, the restoration of Hadrut has begun. The foundation of the highway has been laid. The four-lane Hadrut-Jabrayil and Hadrut-Fuzuli highways will be built, the Hadrut substation will be built. Its foundation stone has been laid and the construction of a mosque in Hadrut has begun. I have laid the foundation of the mosque too, and I think this is a historic event. Because in Soviet times, most of the people living in Hadrut were Armenians. They, of course, would not allow the construction of a mosque here. We all know that it was impossible to build a mosque in the Soviet era as a whole – in the era of atheism.
We are both restoring historical justice and showing our attachment to our religious and spiritual values. At the same time, the substation and road are one of the key infrastructure projects, and other projects will be implemented. The historic part of Hadrut will be rebuilt. There are already preliminary images of the repaired buildings. At the same time, this mess in the settlement is quite frustrating. It is difficult to see the settlement in this condition today. Therefore, we are determined to turn Hadrut into an international center of culture and tourism," the head of state said.