Ilham Aliyev attended ceremony to inaugurate Nakhchivan city reservoir and water purification plant complex

07 april 2014, 17:20

President Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to inaugurate the Nakhchivan city reservoir and water purification plant complex.

The successful implementation of the State Programme for the Socio-Economic Development of the Regions signed by President Ilham Aliyev has promoted the development of all sectors of the economy. Water supply and sewerage systems are also being reconstructed in the country in line with the State Programme. This work is a further manifestation of the Azerbaijani state’s care for its citizens.

The human factor is also in the focus of attention of the social policy being implemented in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. In creating the infrastructure in any sphere, paramount attention is attached to ensuring the population a comfortable life. As an example of this one can point to the reconstruction in recent years of the water supply and sewerage systems in cities and district centers. Consistent measures aimed at ensuring a steady supply of environmentally pure potable water for the population are being taken using the available water resources. Potable water and sewerage systems are being organized in line with consumer requirements in the city of Nakhchivan and district centers at present, and a modern infrastructure is being created in this sphere. The Nakhchivan city reservoir and water purification plant complex has been commissioned in continuation of the measures taken in this direction.

Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov informed the head of state in detail about the complex.

It was noted that the existing water supply system of the city of Nakhchivan was set up in the 1960s and 1970s. The system which was built in line with the demands of that time and which was in use over a long period failed to meet the needs of the population of the city of Nakhchivan for high-quality potable water today. The new modern complex which has been commissioned with a view to the future will ensure the uninterrupted supply of environmentally pure water to almost 90,000 inhabitants and industrial facilities of the city of Nakhchivan. The reconstruction of the water supply and sewerage systems in the capital and district centers of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic was begun in 2009. The main part of the construction work has already been completed in the city of Nakhchivan and district centers.

It was reported that on the whole, the measures adopted in recent years in the sphere of modernizing the economy of the autonomous republic have also encompassed the system of amelioration and water management and the material and technical basis of this sphere has been strengthened. The work to improve the water supply carried out in the autonomous republic in recent years is of great importance from this point of view. The complex which was commissioned was also built as part of the measures to reconstruct the water supply system of the city of Nakhchivan.

It was noted that the latest equipment is installed in the complex. The use of ozone and salt as raw materials in the purification process fully guarantees that the water is suitable for human health.

The automatic control of the entire work process in the water purification plant guarantees the reliability and stability of the system.

Then President Ilham Aliyev launched the water purification facility.

The President of Azerbaijan was informed about the nano-filtration system installed here.

It was noted that the economically cost-effective new nano-filtration unit, unlike the traditional sand bed filters, blocks all the harmful microbes in the water. The water is thereby purified retaining its natural mineral composition. Water which has gone through nano-filtration is completely suitable for drinking and there is no need during treatment to disinfect it using chlorine. The flow rate, pressure, conductivity and turbidity of the water are monitored by a computer installed in the control center and the work process is automatically regulated. The complex houses three reservoirs with a total capacity of 25,000 cubic meters. Taking account of the difference in height during the construction of the reservoirs will ensure the city’s water supply by gravity flow.

Having toured the complex, President Ilham Aliyev inquired about the progress of the work being carried out as part of the measures to reconstruct the city of Nakhchivan’s potable water and sewerage systems.

It was reported that to date, 218 km of potable water pipelines and 200 km of sewage pipelines have been laid in the city of Nakhchivan and water is piped to almost 19,000 apartments. Particular attention is given to quality during construction work. It is intended to fully complete the measures to reconstruct the water supply and sewerage systems in the city of Nakhchivan in 2014.