President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva have viewed the transport vehicles and special machinery allocated to Shamakhi district.
The transport vehicles and machinery were presented to President Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva as part of their visit to Shamakhi.
Giving instructions on preparation of proposals to provide other cities of the country with the same machinery and vehicles, President Ilham Aliyev said:
- Buses should go on the line today. Then the ambulances. At the current stage, work on equipping Shamakhi district is enough. Funds were allocated both from the Contingency Fund of the President and from the state budget. In principle, we need to achieve a high level of technical equipment in all our cities. In this respect, Shamakhi is the first city. I have already said that in other cities, in many places city transport is in terrible condition. The lack of the necessary machinery creates problems. Prepare proposals to ensure that all our cities are provided with modern machinery – passenger vehicles, utility vehicles and ambulances. This issue has been resolved in Baku. There are still old buses in Baku, but they are being gradually replaced with new ones. Ambulances were dispatched to many cities. But time doesn’t stop, their service life expires, they fall into disrepair and get into accidents. In the example of Shamakhi district today, we see how much equipment is needed with a view to population figures. Therefore, we must address this comprehensively and gradually – how much machinery is needed in other districts as well.
Assistant to the President Anar Alakbarov: Alright, Mr. President, everything is clear.
President Ilham Aliyev: I have given instructions on measures to be taken to renovate roads in the city of Shamakhi. Many rural roads have been asphalted. Asphalt roads have even been laid to remote villages, but city roads are not in very good condition. Therefore, it is necessary to take additional measures both to continue the construction of rural roads and modernize the road infrastructure of the city of Shamakhi. Bus stops are also in poor condition. New equipment will serve to modernize the entire city infrastructure. The main thing is the health and safety of our people. These modern ambulances are needed everywhere. They are manufactured by leading companies. Of course, new buses will bring comfort. It is also very important from a safety point of view.
Anar Alakbarov: Thank you, Mr. President!