The Georgian delegation highly appreciated the works carried out on the improvement of the living conditions of refugees and IDPs in Azerbaijan.
Construction works in new settlement in Ganja for internally displayed persons are going on rapidly
Good opportunities for development of cooperation between the European Parliament and Azerbaijan
Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on additional measures for improving the living conditions of IDP families
Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on measures related to the construction of a new building for Khankendi secondary school No. 4 named after Nizami Ganjavi
THE PRESIDENT’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE PROBLEM
All the concern and problems of about one million refugees and IDPs, became the subject of the daily concern of the national leader of our people Haydar Aliyev, and the Azerbaijani state. The fact is the greatest desire of our national leader Haydar Aliyev, who has devoted all his life to Azerbaijan and our people, was the release of our occupied lands. After returning to power on demand of people, Haydar Aliyev spent more than 200 meetings with OSCE leader and the representatives of the Minsk group, more than 500 meetings with the leaders of 80 countries. In all these meetings and actions of international and local scale he by all means mentioned the Armenian-Azerbaijan and Upper Garabakh conflict and named it the number one problem of our country. On Budapest (1994), on Lisbon (1996), on Istanbul (1999) summits the measures were defined for the peaceful and political solution of the conflict, and also the execution of the unfair 907-th amendment of the Congress of the USA, forbidding rendering assistance to independent Azerbaijan was stopped. In 1998 by the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "The State program for the solution of the problems of refugees and IDPs" was approved. In 1999 by the decree of the President, for the first time in the world practice, the Fund of Social development of IDPs was organized.
By the order no. 298 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev of July 1, 2004 "The State program for improving the living conditions of refugees and IDPs and the increase of employment among them " was approved. This program and the wide measures stipulated in it again evidently confirm the constant state care for refugees and IDPs in our country. Concerning the question of territorial integrity of our country the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan I. Aliyev in his speeches in the forums of high level organized internationally and in our country has repeatedly emphasized that not a span of our land will be presented to enemy. And in case the peaceful solution of the problem is not possible, the occupied territories Azerbaijan will be released them by any means.
As a whole, it has been intented in the State program the improvement of a social status of 22921 families -110 thousand compelled immigrants and also resettlement of 21354 families in new settlements, repairing public buildings in which 1567 families have been placed, to establish 30 thousand workplaces (25 thousand of them in building cities, and 5 thousand in the new organized small shops)
On September 11, 2004 during his visit to Barda region and meeting with the compelled immigrants who temporary settled down on the tent camp of the same region Mr.Ilham Aliyev noted the following: “The tent camps which exist in our country will be abolished soon and the compelled immigrants will be moved to the new settlements”
Referring to previous 3 years we can see that the abolishment of the tent camps was the priority problem of the state.
So that corresponding to the order number 80 of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic dated February 4, 2004, and according to the New State Program, due to the means of State Oil Fond the customer the construction of 12 settlements in Agdam region and 1 settlement in Agjabady region was completed by the Organization Social Development Fond of the compelled immigrants, and resettlement of the compelled immigrants to those settlements and abolishment of 4 tent camps was provided.
It is necessary to note that on March 1, 2006 during his visit to the Agdam region Prezident Ilham Aliyev got acquainted with the construction processes of the new settlements for the compelled immigrants and took part at the ceremony of the lay down foundation of “Guzanli” Sport Complex and inauguration of the settlement “Banovshalar”.
In new built settlements in Agdam and Agjabady regions in the 190632 square meters area, besides it 3860 residental buildings, 15 school buildings, 5 kindergartens, 1 hospital, 9 first-aid posts, 8 club – community centers, 7 post and communication departments, 11 bath – houses, 10 administrative buildings, 1 fire post have been built, 113,8 square meters road, 139,2 square meters waterpipes, 43,2 square meters closed irrigation system, 211,9 square meters electricity cables have been laid, 124 artesian wells have been dug. 20 thousand person more than from 30 cities and area have been involved in building business.
Besides it, it have been constructed apartment houses for 100 refugees and compelled immigrants in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. In Saatli region the resettlement of compelled immigrants to the settlement for 100 families was provided due to the means of the Constructors International Company (CCIC) which is engaged in the construction of Azerbaijan Section of Baku – Tbilisi – Jeyhan pipe of Yunanistan.
Generally, in 2001 – 2007 due to means in 360,4 million manats of State Oil Fund in order to improve the flat – mode conditions of refugees and compelled immigrants 15713 houses, 49 settlements in the general area 838.5 square meters, 106 school, 4 music schools, 34 kindergarten for 1276 persons, 4 hospitals, 37 medical assistance centers , 29 club – community centers, 30 communication centers, 31 bath – houses, 36 administrative buildings, 7 fire posts, 103 water depots (50200 cube metre), 9 substations were built, Irrigation systems in 9883.0 hectares, 465 kilometers of road, 540 kilometers of water line, 808.7 kilometers electric cables have been laid, 128 artesian wells have been dug, 402 different transformers were constructed.
Also in Saatli and Sabirabad regions are being provided all essential measures in connection with abolishment of 3 camp tents and establishment the new settlements for temporary settled 4179 compelled immigrant families.
For this reason areas were determined and the construction work took a start in Sabirabad and Agdam regions. At present the tender procedure is held on construction of 5 settlements in Bilasuvar region, and the work on cleaning the mined areas in Fuzuli region is about to be finished.
Also, in accordance with New State Program it has been determined ground to build new settlements in area Goranboy for 500 families from Khojaly region and for 500 families from area Khojavand in Beilagan region. At present the problem on financing the construction of these settlements is discussed.
In 2003-2007 in connection with adjustment of conflicts, President Ilham Aliev has lead 8 meetings with the president of the Armenian Republic, 22 meetings with chairmen of OSCE and leaders of the different countries during 78 visits to the foreign countries.
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STATE COMMITTEE ON
REFUGEES AND IDPS ISSUES
OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
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