Baku, September 14, AZERTAC
“The supply of natural gas in the country has reached 96-97 percent today. According to this indicator, Azerbaijan is one of the leading countries in the world,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he received in a video format heads of executive authority appointed to Jalilabad and Shamkir districts.
“In recent years, great work has been done for the socioeconomic development of Jalilabad and Shamkir districts. As part of public investment programs, major infrastructure projects have either already been implemented or are nearing completion. Large-scale landscaping work has been carried out in both districts as part of the State Programs on the Socioeconomic Development of the Regions. It is possible to say that the key infrastructure projects have already been completed. Electricity supply in both districts has been completely renewed and there are no problems with electricity supply. Gas supply work was carried out rapidly. The level of gas supply in Jalilabad district is more than 90 percent and in Shamkir district it is close to 100 percent. I think that this work deserves to hold a special place in the work we have done in the regions in recent years. After all, one of our main goals was to provide our citizens with natural gas, and the supply of natural gas in the country has reached 96-97 percent today. According to this indicator, Azerbaijan is one of the leading countries in the world,” the head of state noted.
“The provision of drinking water to Jalilabad and Shamkir cities in 2013 and 2017 respectively was also a major event. At the same time, this problem has been resolved in many villages. Great work has been done on irrigation. Many artesian wells have been drilled. At the same time, a large reservoir was built in Shamkir district – the Shamkirchay reservoir. This ushered great new opportunities for land reclamation measures in both Shamkir and neighboring districts, and significantly expanded the scale of irrigated land,” President Ilham Aliyev emphasized.
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