By Mirsaid Ibrahimzade
A feed processing plant has been commissioned in the Alkhanly village of Azerbaijan's Fuzuli region, Trend reports on April 18.
The enterprise was launched within framework of the Socio-Economic Development Activity in Azerbaijan (SEDA), implemented by Azerbaijan and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Addressing the event held in connection with opening the enterprise by the Agency for the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) under the Ministry of Economy, Deputy Chairman of the Agency Nadir Adilov, Deputy Head of the Executive Power of the Fuzuli region Suleyman Aliyev and representatives of the SEDA project noted the importance of implementing community projects in the regions, commissioning a feed processing plant in the development of SMEs in the agriculture sector, expansion of work in the livestock and crop production areas in the agriculture sector, and meeting the needs in forage and increasing employment.
A production site and a warehouse have been built at the plant and the appropriate equipment has been installed. Along with residents of Alkhanly, residents of nearby villages can also use the plant.
As part of the joint project, 25 feed processing enterprises in 14 regions were put into operation.
At the event, villagers expressed their gratitude to the head of the state for the conditions created.
Within the cooperation, a first-aid post began to operate in the village of Godakgobu in the Zardab region and a kindergarten was put into operation in the village of Huseynkhanli on the same day.
Azerbaijan has experienced rapid revenue growth in recent years and the U.S. Government is supporting efforts undertaken by the Government of Azerbaijan to ensure that this growth facilitates the lives of Azerbaijani citizens in the regions.
SEDA project aims to contribute to the advancement of the socio-economic development at the regional level in Azerbaijan by providing support for community-driven socio-economic projects.
To increase community participation in socio-economic development at the local and regional levels, SEDA is revitalizing and supporting the establishment of Community Development Councils (CDCs) in more than 100 communities in the Aran, Guba-Khachmaz, and Ganja-Gazakh regions. SEDA will implement 150 small scale socio-economic development projects in partnership with these communities.
The Agency for the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) under the Ministry of Economy of Azerbaijan was established by decree of the President dated December 28, 2017. The task of the Agency is to ensure the succession of reforms, as well as the improvement of the business regulation system and the application of effective coordination, enhancing the role and competitiveness of small and medium-sized businesses in the country's economy, and the compliance of the management system in this area with modern requirements.
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