By Ayya Lmahamad
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection has given 43 more private houses to martyrs’ families and disabled war veterans.
Under the presidential instructions, martyrs’ families and disabled war veterans will be provided with a record number (1,500) of apartments and individual houses in 2020.
As of today, more than 1,400 apartments and individual houses have been provided across the country. The rest of the apartments and houses are planned to be provided by late 2020. Moreover, 400 cars will be given in 2020, most of which have already been provided. The rest will be provided before the end of the year.
So far, around 9,000 apartments and private houses, as well as 6,964 cars were provided to martyr’s families and disabled war veterans.
It should be noted that Azerbaijan provided 934 apartments and private houses to the families of martyrs and disabled war veterans in 2019, and 626 apartments and private houses in 2018.
Earlier, the ministry reported that in line with the president's instructions, the martyrs’ families and disabled war veterans from the Second Karabakh War will be provided with apartments, private houses and cars.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection is taking measures to provide social support to martyrs’ families, war veterans and civilians affected by the Armenian aggression. To this end, the State Employment Agency under the ministry has involved more than 700 people from martyrs’ families and wounded soldiers, war veterans and victims of Armenian terror in a self-employment program. The self-employment program aims to provide access to small businesses for about 12,000 families in 2020. So far, the State Employment Agency has involved about 8,300 unemployed and low-income families in the self-employment program, providing 4,500 of them with assets needed in their businesses, and this process continues.
Additionally, according to the results of eleven months of the year, the population received AZN 5.2 billion ($3bn) on pensions, allowances, targeted social assistance, which is by 21.5 percent or AZN 931.7 million ($548M) more compared to the corresponding period of 2019.
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