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New free beach to appear in Absheron

13 July 2016 15:12 (UTC+04:00)
New free beach to appear in Absheron

By Rashid Shirinov

A new beach will open at the coast of Novkhany village in the Absheron peninsula. The main hallmark of the beach is that it will be free of charge for visitors, while the other Absheron beaches ask for certain amount of money for their services.

“The opening of the beach will be held on July14-15,” – said earlier Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfas Garayev .

Aliabbas Bagirov, the spokesperson for the Department of Trade & Services in the Baku City Executive Power, welcomed the opening of the beach.

“Baku is growing rapidly, and its tourism infrastructure grows along with it. The free beach will differ by its infrastructure from the other ones. As for tourism, opening such beaches is of great importance,” he said.

Bagirov went on to say that free beaches will attract many people including tourists. To properly host guests, the beaches should ensure a decent infrastructure, he said adding that if there is good infrastructure, the number of wishing to visit the beach will be big.

Overall, the most popular beaches of Azerbaijan are located in Mardakan, Shuvalan, Novkhani, Buzovna, Zagulba, Pirshagi, Nardaran, Turkan and Hovsan villages of the Absheron peninsula. All beaches are equipped with changing rooms, loungers, awnings, umbrellas to protect from the sun, warm-water showers, toilets, and drinking water supplies. Furthermore, a number of bus routes make their trips to the beaches every day.

The Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry regularly examines the coastal water of the Absheron peninsula for its fitness for bathing. As a result, almost all the beaches were declared suitable for swimming this year. The Ministry assures that monitoring will be held systematically throughout the whole vacation season to ensure the safety and healthcare of visitors.

Baku’s authorities have another surprise for the population – special tourist zones can be created at the Caspian Sea soon. This will also contribute to the development of tourism and tourism infrastructure in Azerbaijan. Additionally, such touristic zones can be created outside Baku, in other coastal regions of the country.

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Rashid Shirinov is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow him on Twitter: @RashidShirinov

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