BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 4. Azerbaijani citizens are well aware that during the occupation, the Armenian leaders wanted to build a road from Armenia to Jabrayil, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said while receiving Vahid Hajiyev via video conference on May 4 on the occasion of the latter's appointment as special representative of the President in Zangilan district, which is part of the East Zangezur Economic Region, Trend reports.
“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,” said the head of state.