An opening of the two new underground passages and bridges, built under the presidential decree Improvement of Transport System in Baku in 2006-2007, was held in Baku on 22 December 2006 with the participation of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Trend reports.
The Azerbaijan President said at the opening ceremony that over 200mln manats has been allocated for the first stage of the improvement of transportation infrastructure of Baku.
The opening of new bridges will enable to improve the city transport system. According to the Transport Ministry, the work will not be restricted with the construction of 9 bridges and roads. There are new plans and projects and we will implement them, said the President.
The head of state said that Azerbaijan economic opportunities are increasing. The public funds increase rapidly and all work is carried out from the budget funds. The road to the Heydar Aliyev Airport will be fully renewed and will be twice larger. It will meet all the international standards, said the President.
At the same day the second bridge was opened near Ayna Sultanova Monument. More passages, one with the budget cost of 999,000 manats built by Akkord company in the cross of Bulbul and Fizuli streets, and another one with the budget of 1,245mln manats built by Saako company, were also opened.