Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan, attended the opening of 90MW module power grid in Khachmaz, North Azerbaijan, to become familiar with the implementation of the state program on the development of regions, Trend reports citing the Public Television.
This comes as the third module power grid is put into exploitation over the past year after Astara and Shaki Districts. At present the module power grids of new type are being constructed in Baku. The total capacity of these stations comprises 450 MW.
The Khachmaz station will also cover the energy demand of Guba, Davachi and Gusar Regions.
One of the major directions of the Government is to strengthen the industrial potential. It is therefore necessary to generate energy, President Aliyev stated at a meeting with the people of the Khachmaz District. Large oil and gas projects are being implemented in the Country and they actually define the durable development strategy of Azerbaijan. At the same time, the non-oil sector is also in the process of development. The President particularly noted the upgrade of the agricultural section.
The President noted that major problems are concentrated in the regions of Azerbaijan and the development of regions means the development of Azerbaijan as a whole. The Azerbaijani leader announced that minimum salaries would be increased next year and poverty will be eliminated completely.
President Aliyev stated that Azerbaijan is consolidating its position on an international level. Previously we used to appeal to international organizations for the implementation of projects which required a definite time frame and an observation to the rules, now the Country is implementing new projects at the expense of its internal potential, he stressed.
The President also visited the regional and carpet museum, the culture and rest park and met with prominent figureheads in Khachmaz. The Head of State also became familiar with the new administrative building of Khachmaz Bureau of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.