President Aliyev visits Tovuz

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev arrived in the country`s Tovuz district on a visit on February 16, Azertac state news agency reported.

The head of state started his visit by laying flowers at a statue of national leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of the city of Tovuz.

Later, President Aliyev visited Heydar Aliyev Park in the city of Tovuz after reconstruction.

The reconstruction work at the park was carried out at the highest level.

The head of state was informed that the park opened in 2011. There are a cafe, a restaurant and a children`s entertainment center here. The park occupies an area of 10 hectares. A new boulevard and a lake, which covers an area of 4,000 square meters, and an island were established here. There is also a parking lot.

President Aliyev toured the entertainment center. The head of state praised the work done here.

Then, the President attended the opening of the newly-reconstructed Tovuz-Hunanlar-Garakhanli-Duz Jirdakhan highway.

The Azerbaijani President was informed about the work done as part of the project on the reconstruction of the road. Some 3 million manats were allocated from the President`s Contingency Fund to Tovuz District Executive Authority for the reconstruction of Tovuz-Hunanlar-Garakhanli-Duz Jirdakhan highway at the initial stage. The reconstruction of the 33.8km-long highway started in October, 2014.

The width of the 3rd degree road is 4 km. Five water crossings were installed along the highway, and two bridges were repaired. The road links 13 residential areas with the total population of 32,000 people.

The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the highway.

President Aliyev also attended the opening of Tovuz city orphanage-kindergarten No. 7 the construction of which was initiated by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

The head of state cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of the orphanage-kindergarten, and then reviewed conditions created here.

The President was informed that the construction of the 100-seat orphanage-kindergarten started late 2014.

President Aliyev was informed that all conditions have been created in the two-storey building for children. The facility will have five groups. There are wide opportunities for children`s entertainment. Special attention is paid to ensuring intellectual, physical and mental development of children, discovering their talents and abilities, protecting their health and helping them communicate with people. For this purpose modern classrooms supplied with all the necessary equipment and teaching aids were created. The orphanage-kindergarten will create 35 jobs. The playgrounds were created, and amusement facilities installed in the area of the orphanage-kindergarten.

On the same day, President Aliyev attended the opening of Tovuzchay water reservoir in Tovuz.

Chairman of Azerbaijan Melioration and Water Management company Ahmad Ahmadzade informed the head of state of the work done here.

The President was informed that the total capacity of Tovuzchay water reservoir is 20 million cubic meters of water, while its net capacity is 18 million cubic meters.

The dam surrounding the facility is 45 meters in height, 10 meters in width and 1,340 meters in length. The water basin of the reservoir occupies an area of 160 hectares. It is 2.6 km in length.

President Ilham Aliyev then met with representatives of the general public of Tovuz. Later, the head of state launched Tovuzchay water reservoir.

As part of his visit, President Aliyev attended the opening of the Youth House in the city of Qovlar.

The President cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the building. The head of state was informed about the work done in Qovlar city park.

Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov informed the Azerbaijani President that the four-storey building of the Youth House occupies an area of 4,400 square meters. The facility is one of the biggest youth houses in the country.