Family values are deep-rooted in Azerbaijan, and have been passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial. Care of youngsters, and respect for the elderly are cherished traditions in our country.
On September 14, First Vice-president of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva came to Ismailli district, having finished her visit to Shamakhy district.
The earthquake happening in February this year caused damage to Ismailli district too. The President had given his instructions in connection with restoration of the houses damaged by the earthquake.
In the framework of her visit to Ismailli district, First Vice-president Mehriban Aliyeva arrived at the new house constructed in place of the one fallen into an emergency state, belonging to Sadiga Orujova, a resident of Diyally village.
First Vice-president Mehriban Aliyeva: Hello, congratulations on your new house.
Sadiga Orujova: Welcome. Thank You very much.
Mehriban Aliyeva: Had the earthquake made your home totally useless ?
Sadiga Orujova: Yes. Thank You very much for coming. We are so grateful.
First Vice-president Mehriban Aliyeva, conveying the greetings of President Ilham Aliyev, wished them to celebrate only good events in the house.
Mehriban Aliyeva said:
- I have come on a visit to Shamakhy and Ismailli districts on the instruction of mister President. I am glad to see that our citizens are living in new houses, comfortable and provided with all facilities, constructed in a short time. A number of houses affected by the earthquake are constructed almost anew, restoration works cover about 2 thousand homes. I am glad almost half of the works have been completed. Our fellow citizens are living in new, better and more spacious homes. The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has been very active in these activities. 87 individual homes are being constructed in 3 districts, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and new school buildings are constructed in villages of each district, restoration works carried out on first-aid stations, at the same time, 3 apartment buildings with 170 apartments are constructed in Shamakhy. That is to say, this is a manifestation of the state’s care for its citizens. The policy of the state of Azerbaijan has always been socially-oriented, which will continue to be such. Primary objective of the steps taken by both mister President and the Government is to improve the social and economic conditions of the Azerbaijani people, including each citizen living in Azerbaijan, and remove the problems they are concerned of. Systematic works have been carried out for long years in this direction.
First Vice-president Mehriban Aliyeva, talking about the works being carried out in the country, emphasized the importance of the programme on the social and economic development of the regions, noting that all regions are undergoing improvement works, provided with new infrastructure, and new jobs are created.
Mehriban Aliyeva: The programme of social and economic development of the regions has been implemented since 2004. Looking back to the past, we can see how much the country’s districts, regions, settlements and villages have improved. New infrastructure has been created, new roads built, 640 new state-of-the-art hospitals constructed. About 4 thousand out of 5 thousand school buildings existing in the country have been repaired, or reconstructed. That is to say, these are the works carried out in all directions. Both industrial and agro-parks are created in regions. This, in turn, means creation of new jobs, employment of the population. Therefore, I think the steps taken by the state of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani President, and programmes being implemented will go on. Of course, these works serves the future development of Azerbaijan, and betterment of the Azerbaijani people’s living standards.
The area of the house before the earthquake was 70, while the new house is 100 sq.m. Interior finishing works have been completed in all the rooms of the house, with 2.7 acres backyard.