Azerbaijan unveils timeframe for commissioning road to highest mountainous village
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 18
By Fidan Babayeva – Trend:
The road to Khinalig, the highest mountainous village in Azerbaijan, located in the Guba district, will be commissioned by the end of 2021, Spokesman for the Azerbaijan Highway State Agency, Anar Najafli told Trend.
According to Najafli, the total length of the Guba-Susay-Khinalig road is 24 kilometers.
"Now work is being carried out in a remote mountainous area at an altitude of 1,400-1,500 meters above sea level,” he said. “About 1.2 kilometers of the new road will pass through the territory of the Greater Caucasus Mountains at an altitude of 2,625 meters.”
The spokesperson stressed that at present the only road to Khinalig is from the Guba district.
The construction of the Guba-Susay-Khinalig road began in 2019.
On September 14, 2020, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of the Susay-Khinalig highway.
Under the presidential order, 20.1 million manats has been allocated to the Azerbaijan Highway State Agency for the construction of the road connecting eight residential areas with a total population of 8,000 people.
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