Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to increase wages in a number of spheres today, on January 23, Trend reports. According to the Presidential order, starting from February 1, 2007, the wages of the employees and workers of the scientific and research institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan is to increase by 50%, the wages of the employees and officers of the entities of the Azerbaijan Emergency Satiations Ministry, employees of points of reserve enterprises and storehouses of mobilization reserves subjected to the Executive Bodies of the towns and districts of the country, as well as employees working in the field of ecology, hydrometeoroly, forestry, fishery, melioration, and water industry вЂ" by 25%.
The President also signed an order on State Support of Agricultural Producers. In accordance with the document, 50% out of the value of fuel, motor oils, and mineral fertilizers used by the producers will be paid by the state. 80 mln. AZN are expected to be allocated from the State Budget for these purpose. Alterations were moved to some Presidential orders on support of agricultural producers signed in 2004-2005.