Minister: Azerbaijan takes measures to eliminate consequences of natural disaster
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend, N.Ismayilova /
At present, the main factor, which influences increase of water level in the Kur and Araz rivers, is melting of snow on the mountain tops and heavy rains in the country's regions, the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Minister Huseyngulu Bagirov said today.
"These factors can influence increase of water level in the river by several centimeters," Bagirov said.
According to him, despite that fact that the increase will not cause serious consequences, within ten days the problem will be solved.
Bagirov said that capabilities of the Minchechevir water canal are exhausted, and it should be gradually emptied. Works in this direction are held by the JSC Azerenergy.
Bagirov also said that mounting of machineries for water management will be conducted in other several rivers, which flow into the Kur and Araz rivers.
In recent weeks, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe and 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.
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