By Akbar Mammadov
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have familiarized themselves with the work to be done in the new forest type park in Baku’s Yasamal district.
The park has is being constructed upon the president’s instructions.
President Aliyev recalled that during the opening of an overhead pedestrian crossing in the same area some time ago, he gave instructions to carry out major repair of the buildings located nearby, as they were outdated and their appearance did not meet any standards.
The president also touched upon the illegal capture of a large fenced plot of land which had already been divided and put up for sale.
“I immediately gave instructions to identify the people who committed these offences, bring them to book, demolish all the fences and establish a beautiful park here for citizens to enjoy,” the president said.
“One of the conditions at that time was that the park should have all the conditions for people to spend their leisure here and that the park should be natural. There are many high-rise buildings here; thousands of people live in this area, so it is necessary to create a small forest inside the city. Therefore, it is necessary to give maximum preference to the natural landscape. Naturally, there will be recreation, fitness, entertainment facilities and benches here. But vegetation should cover a wider area, trees must be planted so that people can come and comfortably rest here, so that this becomes a great contribution to the overall development of our city. I think that the project has been designed very well and preference here is being given to plants. Therefore, it is necessary to start specific work on the creation of the park already today.” Aliyev said.
Regarding the completion time of the forest park construction, which is expected to be completed by late November, the president said:
“If this work is completed by the end of this year, the park can become a good New Year gift for local residents.”
The Head of Baku City Executive Authority Eldar Azizov informed the president and the first lady that the park will cover an area of four hectares and will be conditionally divided into several zones.
The forest zone covers almost 70 percent of the park. In addition, there will be a playground, a fitness center and a cafe. There are six entrances to the park, and will be a parking lot in front of the main entrance, Azizov noted. At the same time, some proposals are being prepared by architects to use small architectural forms in the park.
While viewing the works to be done in the forest park, the president and first lady were greeted by residents of nearby multi-storey buildings from their balconies.
President Ilham Aliyev gave instructions regarding the work to be done in the new park.
It should be noted that the implementation of this project is of social nature and its purpose is to promote the improvement of the capital. In addition, construction of a new forest-type park in this area is another important aspect that strengthens the specific character of the project.
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