More than 350,000 new jobs have been created in Azerbaijan over the past 2 years, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated in his speech in Ali-Bayramli district,Trend reports.
He said that poverty level in the country has fallen from 49% to 29% and this number will be further decreased in the coming year. Head of state also added that the state budget has grown from $1.2bln to $4bln in 2006 and it is expected to grow even more.
Considering social problems, existing in the country, the President stated that social policy has to be enhanced and all the problems have to be solved rapidly. The largest problem is the fact that 29% of population still live beyond the poverty level, he said. President has emphasized necessity of opening new job in the country, which largely depends on employers. All necessary orders were passed, programs adopted, the only thing that is left is to bring them in life, the President said.
Infrastructural programs i.e. road repair and building, provision of water, gas and electricity, building of hospitals, schools, cultural institutions and monuments were defined by the president as programs of high priority. President added that he is not happy with the minimal wage amount in the country and it should be constantly increased.
While in Ali-Bayramli, president put flowers to the monument of the former president Heydar Aliyev, visited museum and park of Heydar Aliyev and distributed medals to the veterans of the World War II, Karabakh war and the Chernobyl tragedy. He also took part at the medical diagnostic center founding ceremony.