BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 3
I appeal specifically to entrepreneurs – the pursuit of profit does not mean that we should spoil our unique city with such ugly-looking buildings. We will not allow this. Illegal construction must be stopped, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said receiving in a video format Shahın Seyidzade due to his appointment as Chairman of the Board of Icharishahar State Historical and Architectural Reserve, Trend reports.
"On the whole, the architectural ensemble of Baku is quite unique. The geographical location of the city, its location on the shores of the Caspian Sea, as well as the presence of ancient monuments, historical sites and modern architectural buildings create a special aura in Baku. I am sure that every visitor can see a unity between antiquity and modernity in Baku. Baku is developing and growing, and special attention has been recently paid to architectural issues in Baku. There was a time when ugly and awkward buildings were constructed throughout Baku. These awkward buildings do not meet any architectural norms and standards and have, unfortunately, changed the face of some parts of Baku for the worse. However, serious control has recently been introduced over these issues. All these issues are regulated by the state, and the number of unauthorized and illegal constructions has significantly decreased. There are still such cases, so I want to warn all agencies, government agencies and entrepreneurs that this will not be allowed. I appeal specifically to entrepreneurs – the pursuit of profit does not mean that we should spoil our unique city with such ugly-looking buildings. We will not allow this. Illegal construction must be stopped. All bodies exercising control over this issue must take this matter very seriously – the Baku City Executive Authority and heads of executive authority of the districts of Baku. I am confident that from now on Baku will develop on the basis of a single architectural concept," the head of state said.