BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 2. Reconstruction is being carried out in Azerbaijan under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, chairman of the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture of Azerbaijan Anar Guliyev said at an event dedicated to "World Habitat Day", Trend reports.
According to him, 90 percent of the master plan has been prepared.
"At present, quite large construction and installation works are underway in the Karabakh region. The master plan of eight cities across the country is being developed, as well as four for the Karabakh economic region," Guliyev added.
"Within the framework of ongoing restoration and construction work, the process of urbanization is underway. Baku is celebrating "World Habitat Day" for the first time. This is a historic moment. This is our next success on the world stage," he emphasized.
He also noted that Baku is a dynamic city in Azerbaijan and a magnificent city where modernity meets historical style. The city is experiencing a revitalization. Having gone through various architectural patterns, Baku has become a source of inspiration for other cities in the process of sustainable urban development in the region.
"Serious steps are being taken to improve the quality of life of Baku's residents. This once again encourages cities to move towards positive changes in the future. Important steps are being taken not only in terms of economic well-being but also in terms of ecology. Our committee is also carrying out unprecedented reconstruction processes in the territories liberated from occupation. We have prepared master plans for 8 cities and about 55 settlements. We have taken these large-scale steps over an area of 1.37 hectares. We are trying to create logistical and industrial zones. This will continue now and in the future," the chairman of the committee said.
Guliyev added that the steps taken as a measure of the global ecosystem will leave an important trace in the lives of future societies.
Today, Baku hosts the World Habitat Day forum organized within the framework of "Urban Planning Week 2023".
Shahmar Movsumov, Head of the Economic Issues and Innovative Development Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan, Anar Guliyev, Chairman of the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture of Azerbaijan, other delegations from Azerbaijan and foreign countries, government officials, and media representatives are taking part in the forum.
The forum aims to promote knowledge sharing, policy formulation, public engagement, skill development, cooperation, and strategies for realizing sustainable urban development.
Internationally renowned experts and government officials discuss issues related to promoting accessible and quality urban life for all, as well as the development of sustainable cities, themed "Sustainable urban economy: cities as drivers of development and renaissance".