Azerbaijan to increase number of small and medium-sized industrial enterprises
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 29 / Trend, E. Ismayilov /
In accordance with "Action Plan for 2011-2015 on implementation of State program for poverty reduction and sustainable development for 2008-2015" approved by the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, ministries of industry and energy, agriculture, as well as economic development ministry are entrusted to carry out activities to create small and medium-sized industrial enterprises in Azerbaijani regions.
The Action Plan was published on official press on Wednesday.
Enterprises should be established based on local raw materials and available materials, should focus on the processing of agricultural products and production of construction materials. Work in this sphere will cover 2011-2012.
In accordance with the Action Plan, the Industry and Energy Ministry, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and JSC "Azeristiliktechizat" are entrusted to ensure the restoration and improvement of gas supply and renewable energy supply to population in the country.
JSC "Azeristiliktechizat" is entrusted to restore heat supply to population and social facilities, as well as supplying heat to residential and nonresidential buildings. Work in this sphere will cover 2011-2015.
The Industry and Energy Ministry and SOCAR are entrusted to organize the sale of liquefied gas and kerosene in the mountainous regions, towns and villages in 2011-2015. The above-mentioned structures are also entrusted to carry out reforms in the "Azerigaz" Production Unit (SOCAR) to establish a transparent management structure in accordance with market economies in 2011-2015.
According to the Action Plan, the Energy Ministry during the period is entrusted to create a competitive environment in the energy sector by increasing private sector participation.
The Energy Ministry, Economic Development Ministry and the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) are entrusted to ensure the creation of alternative and renewable energy sources and to strengthen measures in their use in 2011-2015.
According to the Action Plan, the Energy Ministry, "Azerenerji" and "Bakielektrikshebeke" will complete the process of providing consumers with electric meters in this period.
The Energy Ministry and Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry are entrusted to carry out appropriate measures to reduce the environmental impact as a result of the fuel and energy complex's activity in 2011-2015.