Azerbaijan, Ganja, 18 January / Тrend corr V. Mammadov / In 2007, 17 trade places which were not observing sanitary and hygienic norms were shut down in the Azerbaijani Ganja city.
Three of the places were food stores, one drugstore, one barber's, and six dentist's shops, Fazil Nabiyev, the head of the Ganja Hygiene and Epidemiology Centre, said to journalists on 18 January.
The heads of 71 trade places were fined during 2007.
According to Nabiyev, the chief engineer of the water system management of Ganja, the officials of the sewerage system and public utilities system were also fined.
A total of the fines constituted AZN 1,771, with only AZN 1,266 of them paid off.
Ganja is located 365km west of Baku.