BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 4. The Zangazur corridor will create additional opportunities for us and neighboring countries, of course, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said on May 4 during the reception of Vahid Hajiyev in a video format in connection with his appointment as the special representative of the President in the Zangilan district, which is part of the East Zangezur economic region, Trend reports.
“Azerbaijani citizens are well aware that during the occupation, the Armenian leaders wanted to build a road from Armenia to Jabrayil. This road, of course, was supposed to pass through Zangilan. These hopes and, in general, all their hopes remained in their own minds. As far as I know, they were planning to build a one-lane village road. We are building a four- and six-lane highway from Horadiz to Zangilan. At the same time, the existing road, the road left over from the Soviet era, which we are using now, will be overhauled. In other words, the new road will follow a completely new and more convenient route, and the road infrastructure along the road will be more convenient in terms of distance. Of course, citizens will be able to travel along this road and international freight issues will be resolved.
At the same time, a multi-lane road is being built from Zangilan
to Gubadli and from Gubadli to Lachin. This will provide a
connection between districts of the East Zangazur economic region.
As for the railway, our station in this direction, which is
currently the last link of the railway infrastructure, is Horadiz.
The construction of the railway from Horadiz to Aghband is already
underway, and I am confident that it will be fully operational next
year. This will be a very convenient infrastructure for both
citizens and international shippers.
We will also connect the main part of Azerbaijan with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through the Zangazur corridor. A completely new transport corridor will be opened. Considering that Azerbaijan has recently received a number of requests from the eastern part of the Caspian Sea, as well as the fact that both the number of those interested in sending cargo across the territory of Azerbaijan and the volume of cargo are growing, the Zangazur corridor will create additional opportunities for us and neighboring countries, of course.
I can say that we have attached great importance to the transport sector in recent years, for about 10-15 years. This is exactly why we are capable of accepting and transiting any cargo now. we are doing that and our capabilities will further increase,” said the head of state.