Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.22
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
Turkey can provide assistance to Azerbaijan in urban development sphere, Mehmet Ceylan, Turkey's deputy minister of environment and urban planning, told Trend Feb. 22.
"Turkey gained great experience in urban planning sphere after the earthquake in Istanbul in 1999 and Van province in 2001," he said.
The deputy minister noted that urban planning has developed in Azerbaijan in recent years.
Further, Ceylan said that the agenda of the Congress of Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning of the Turkic World to be held in Baku in 2016, will include the issues related to Turkey's assistance to Azerbaijan in the sphere of urban planning.
Azerbaijan's development in the last 15 years has increased the significance of the integrated land assessment, coordinated use of lands, countrywide and regional land planning and land use.
Realizing the importance of the issue, Azerbaijani government decided to start working on the Greater Baku Regional Development Plan project in 2009. The plan will cover the next 25 years.
The project mainly focuses on the process of reorganization of land use on Absheron peninsula.
The population growth in Baku is expected to reach 745,000 people, while the total population will be 3.35 million people by 2030. Accordingly, it is expected that the housing stock will double and reach 64.147 million square meters.
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