By Sabina Mammadli
Agricultural work has been carried out on 50,000 hectares of
liberated lands of Azerbaijan, Minister of Agriculture Inam Karimov
The remarks were made at a business forum in Azerbaijan's Shusha
dedicated to the restoration and development of the Karabakh
Highlighting the large-scale construction and restoration work
in Karabakh, Karimov stressed that the whole work is being carried
out on the basis of 'green' technologies.
“This region has a huge agricultural potential. The liberation
of lands has created new opportunities for the restoration and
development of agricultural projects. In Kalbajar and Lachin, work
is underway to create livestock potential,” the minister added.
The minister added that the foundation of the first agricultural
park has been laid in Zangilan.
'About 4,000 heads of cattle will be kept and agricultural work
will be carried out there,' he explained.
Further, the minister also noted that the necessary
infrastructure is being created to expand the investment potential
of this region.
At the same event, Secretary-General of the Organization of
Turkic States Bahgdad Amreyev noted that Karabakh will play an
important role as a regional transport hub.
Amreyev emphasized the importance of the forum being held in
Shusha for the first time, as the rehabilitation and reconstruction
of the Karabakh region are significant not only for Azerbaijan,
given the new geopolitical reality, but also with the region's key
role in the transport corridor from China to Europe.
“That is, this forum is being held not only to attract our
businessmen to participate in the implementation of projects in
Karabakh but also to highlight the importance of the Zangazur
corridor, once it is fully commissioned,' he said.
Further, he pointed out that OTS not only encourages businessmen
to work together but creates many favorable conditions for them.
The joint work of businessmen brings the Turkic people together,
and strengthens integration, which is the ultimate goal of the
Organization, he added.
'The organization has established a joint chamber of commerce
and industry, which is already operating and creating favorable
conditions for convenient communication between businessmen.
Important work on the creation of a joint investment fund with an
initial capital of $500 million to support the organization's joint
projects is also being completed. By contributing initial capital,
OTS first of all strives to support small and medium-sized
businesses,' he noted.
Moreover, Azerbaijani President's Special Representative in
Shusha Aydin Karimov shared that Azerbaijan's Shusha city is fully
supplied with electricity.
He noted that the construction of new substations continues and
work is underway to lay underground lines. He added that last year
work on building boiler houses was kicked off, as well as seven
such facilities have already been commissioned. He noted that work
is also underway to build and restore roads.
Karimov also noted that work has begun on the design of housing
'Work is underway in Shusha to build a five-star hotel and other
facilities. The housing complex, which is expected to be
commissioned at the end of 2023, has about 450 apartments, and
after its commissioning, the first residents of the city will be
accepted,' the official further said.
Besides, after the approval of the master plan for the
restoration of the city, international companies are expected to
participate in the restoration work. In this regard, he noted that
the Dashalty village [nearby Shusha] has great tourism potential
and work is already underway to design this village as a tourist
Then, Karimov highlighted that Azerbaijan started restoration of
historical facilities in Shusha city, such as mosques, museums, and
'Azerbaijan has already restored four historical and cultural
facilities of Shusha city. A plan for the restoration of the city
has already been prepared and its confirmation is expected by the
president,' Karimov added.
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