BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 27. The investment program has been approved for this year and will be supplemented, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during the meeting with the residents of Aghali village after attending the launch of the first phase of the smart village project in Zangilan district on May 27, Trend reports.
"Yesterday the master plan of Zangilan city was approved, and work has already begun. Currently, residential buildings are being built in Aghdam, preparations are underway in Fuzuli, and this will also be the case in Zangilan. In other words, it is a major process, and I must say that we are doing this at the expense of the state. We have not received any help from anywhere, we have not received any loans, we have not received any donations or gifts, we rely on our own strength, as we have always done, and we have achieved this all ourselves.
The investment program has been approved for this year and will be supplemented. I want to state this today. We need to make additions to the state budget, because economic indicators are better. Our incomes are higher than expected. Therefore, we must mobilize these additional revenues and economic opportunities to work more on the liberated lands without wasting time. The government has been instructed, and the Milli Majlis will consider the issue of allocating more funds probably in the near future. I said that the faster our economy develops, the sooner we will restore all the liberated territories.
But everyone should know that this is not an easy task. The scale of the liberated territories is four times the size of Luxembourg, equal to Lebanon, i.e. so just imagine how much work is planned," the head of state said.