President Ilham Aliyev examines Boyukshor environmental improvement project VIDEO
Baku, February 28 (AZERTAC). President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today inspected the progress achieved in environmental improvement activities in the Boyukshor lake and adjacent areas.
This environmental restoration activity is one of the projects to be implemented to prepare for the upcoming European Olympic Games in Baku in 2015.
Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev updated the Head of State that improvement of environmental conditions of the Boyukshor lake is part of the action plan on improvement of environmental conditions of 9 lakes in the Absheron peninsular. This action plan is included into the state program on socio-economic development of Baku and surrounding towns in 2014-2016. The project will have two stages. The first one envisages cleaning of 300 hectares of oil and waste water polluted area around the Olympic Stadium in 2014-2015. The boulevard on the bank of the lake is scheduled to be built and run to the stadium.
The second stage will see the lake return to its natural boundaries, regulation of the water level and restoration of the ecosystem in 2015-2020.
The President gave his instructions and recommendations on the project.