Building Damaged by Collapse of Another to be Reconsidered in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 April / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva / The 12-storeyed building damaged by collapse of another building will be reconstructed. The work is expected to be launched in May, the residents of the building stated during the press-conference.
On 28 August 2008 at about 6.00pm, the building which was under construction by the Mutaffakir company collapsed in the Mukhtarov Street. As a result, twenty-five people died and six were injured.
Cabinet of Ministers issued an order to reconstruct the building from 21 February.
The damaged building will be pulled down and a new one will be constructed. The documents of the new project will be developed by 1 May 2008. Later, a tender will be announced for construction of the building. The construction work is expected to be completed within 18 months.
The residents of the building sent a gratuity letter to the President.
The company's Engineer General- Askar Aliyev, Master Builders -Farhad Hasanov and Gadir Salimov, Mursal Hasanov, Architect -Eldar Rahimov and the head of the housing department at the Baku Administration -Akif Maharramov, were all detained in connection with the incident.
On 19 November, the jailed Director General of Mutafakkir -Ali Muradov died in the hospital of the Penitentiary Service due to the heart failure. After his death, the criminal case against him was closed.
The juridical proceeding is in the process.
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