Azerbaijan begins construction of new water main line due to Japanese loan (PHOTO)

Business Materials 3 May 2012 19:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 / Trend A.Hasanov /

As part of measures to improve water and sewerage systems in the regions of Azerbaijan construction of a new water main line in the city of Khizi (70 km from Baku) has begun, Azersu said on Thursday.

In connection with the beginning of the work, ceremony of laying of the foundation stone was held. It was attended by Chairman of the Azersu Gokhmaz Huseynov, head of the executive power of Khizi region Khazar Aslanov and the Ambassador of Japan to Azerbaijan Shusuke Watanabe.

Huseynov said work on this project will be completed in 2014 and consumers will be provided with uninterrupted and quality water.

Ambassador Watanabe said, on his part, that his country is interested in cooperation and implementation of infrastructure projects in Azerbaijan and this cooperation will continue.

Under the first phase of the project it is planned to restore Gars spring from this spring it will be possible to take 18 liters or 1,560 cubic meters of water per day. From this spring in the direction of the Khizi city trunk water line will be laid of the steel pipe with length of 7.7 kilometers. For sustainable water supply of the Altiagac village two water intakes will be restored: Shafa (with a capacity of 61 cubic meter per day) and Yeddibulag (360 cubic meters per day). A water line with length of 1.5 kilometers will also be laid to the village.

At the next phase of the project it is planned to build a network of water supply for 40 kilometers, 35 km of sewer network, six reservoirs with a total capacity of 4,000 cubic meters, and more than 1,400 subscribers will be provided with water meters.

For wastewater treatment in Khizi the installation to clean up waste water with capacity of 800 cubic meters per day will be built, and another plant will be built in the village Altiagac - capacity of 250 cubic meters. Under the project it's planned to construct three pumping stations for the sewer network.

The project of reconstruction of water supply and sewerage system in the city of Khizi will substantially improve water and sewerage services provided only in the city to 3,294 people, in the village Altiagac - 1,423 people and villages Bahyshly, Tyhly and Khelech - 1,562 people.

The project "Water supply and sewerage in small towns," funded by the Government of Azerbaijan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, involves the reconstruction of water supply and sewerage services in 10 cities and towns of Azerbaijan (Salyan, Shirvan, Neftchala, Barda, Khachmaz, Yevlakh, Naftalan, Khizi, Gusar and Gobustan).

Under a credit agreement signed on May 29, 2009, the Japanese side will provide to the implementation of these works loan of 38 billion yen ($ 400 million).