President Aliyev visits Rahima Khanim Mosque-Shrine in Nardaran - UPDATE

21 June 2016 17:05 (UTC+04:00)

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev viewed Rahima Khanim Mosque-Shrine complex in Nardaran, Sabunchu district on June 21, Azertac reported.

On the same day, President Aliyev met with residents of Nardaran settlement, Sabunchu district.

President Aliyev, addressing the audience, touched upon the reconstruction of roads in the district and surrounding areas, and said measures would be continued to ensure socio-economic development of Baku suburbs, including Nardaran.

The president stressed the importance of the creation of new jobs. The head of state said residents of Nardaran, which is one of the ancient Baku settlements, were always loyal to statehood.

President Aliyev noted that all freedoms, including freedom of religion, were fully provided in the country. The head of state said Azerbaijan`s achievements in this field were highly appreciated by international organizations.

The head of state hailed Nardaran residents` contribution to strengthening Azerbaijan`s independence.

On behalf of Nardaran residents, Agasaid Orujov expressed his gratitude to President Aliyev for his care and attention.

President Aliyev then talked with local residents. Then a picture was taken.

President Aliyev also reviewed newly reconstructed Mashtaga-Bilgah highway in Sabunchu district, as well as the Absheron and Nasrulla Asgarov streets in Nardaran settlement, Baku.

Chairman of Azeravtoyol OJSC Saleh Mammadov informed the head of state about the construction work carried out in Sabunchu district.

The reconstruction of Mashtaga-Bilgah highway started in March 2016 under the relevant order of President Ilham Aliyev. The highway links three settlements with the population of 63,000 people. The highway is 9 km in length. Its width was expanded from 7 to 9.5 metres.

President Aliyev was also informed about the project of reconstruction of the Absheron and Nasrulla Asgarov streets.

The head of state was also informed about Ramana-Mashtaga highway which is under construction.

The length of Ramana-Mashtaga highway is 11,500 metres, while its width is 6-7 metres. The width of the highway will be extended up to 8-9 metres. The road will have two lanes.

The president cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of Mashtaga-Bilgah highway after the major overhaul, as well as the Absheron and Nasrulla Asgarov Streets.

The head of state tested the highway by driving a car.

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