Ministry: Danger may remain after road restoration in Agsu pass
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 28 / Trend I. Isabalayeva /
Despite the protection measures have been taken in the Agsu pass and the road is being restored, certain danger may appear, chief engineer of the complex expedition on hydrogeology and engineering geology of the Azerbaijani Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry Shaig Niftiyev told Trend today.
"We forecast this variant because this area was subjected to geological processes," he said. "The ecosystem was completely disrupted."
He said that it will be difficult to restore certain areas of the Agsu pass.
"We repaired other highways," he added. "The Transport Ministry was instructed to find a way out of this situation."
A landslide in the Agsu pass activated, Niftiyev added. There is certain activity in the landslide zones, 140 and 150-kilometer of the Baku-Shamakhi-Yevlakh highway (Agsu pass). Other landslide zones are relatively stable. The monitoring is underway.
The Agsu pass will be inspected with the participation of all relevant bodies on March 30.
The situation in the Agsu pass was discussed at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday. The relevant bodies were instructed.
Agsu Pass is a strategic way. Therefore, the work must be conducted quickly. A plan must be prepared to open the road.
The Agsu Pass has been closed since March 26 due to the landslide.
The landslide processes have occurred more often in Baku, Shamakhi, Agsu and some southern regions of Azerbaijan for the last month.