Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Some 3.6 billion manats were allocated from all sources for development of Azerbaijani districts in 2015, said Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister.
He made the remarks Jan. 26, at a meeting held in Baku, as part of a conference on the results of the second year of implementation of the 2014-2018 State Program on Socio-Economic Development of Azerbaijani Districts.
"Over 400 kilometers of roads of national and local importance, 12 new bridges and crossings were built and repaired in Azerbaijan in 2015," he said.
The minister added that more than 590 kilometers of roads, which connected 245 settlements, were also constructed in rural areas.
"Two power plants were put into operation in the districts during the year," he said. "Some 1,289 transformers and 20 substations were installed and repaired. Over 8,200 kilometers of power lines and almost 12,500 kilometers of gas pipelines were built."
"Some 430 settlements in 43 districts were provided with gas," he said. "The gas supply level has reached 90 percent throughout the country and 80 percent in the districts."
Mustafayev also said that water supply projects were completed in four cities in 2015.
"Over 750 kilometers of water pipelines, and 391 kilometers of sewerage lines were laid," added the minister.
Speaking about the development of industry, Mustafayev said up to 270 industrial enterprises, including the plants for production of technical equipment, large-size transformers, metal structures and others were opened in 2015.
"Construction of the Mingachevir industrial park began in 2015," he added. "Entrepreneurs in the Neftchala industrial park have invested over 20 million manats during three months in establishment of enterprises on seven projects that will allow creating 380 new jobs."