BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 27. I do hope that an international airport will be opened in Lachin in 2024, after which travel will be more comfortable, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said after a groundbreaking ceremony for the Istisu sanatorium in Kalbajar district, Trend reports.
"A new airport is under construction in Lachin district. The most difficult aspect of the construction of this airport is the lack of flat land in Lachin and Kalbajar districts. This is why we are cutting through the mountains to create suitable conditions for a runway. Therefore, earthworks will be continued next year. I do hope that an international airport will be opened in Lachin in 2024, after which travel will be more comfortable. I am sure that this region will be a tourist destination because the natural beauty available here isn’t available anywhere else. Natural beauty – rivers, springs, forests – we were deprived of all this wealth, the Armenians deprived our people. For 30 years, they had exploited our natural resources, cut down our trees, destroyed 60,000 hectares of trees and forests, poisoned our rivers, demolished our buildings and illegally exploited our gold deposits. They did everything illegally. Today, there is a lot of information about Armenian atrocities in the world, and we will expand this information," the head of state said.