“The biggest difficulty is associated with the fact that Armenia does not provide us with mining maps. It refuses to do so although we know for certain that they have them. The refusal to provide these maps is yet another war crime on the part of Armenia. Due to its failure to provide mining maps after the end of the war, more than 100 civilians have been killed and injured. Work in this direction will be continued,” said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in an interview with Azerbaijan Television on April 20, APA reports.
“New equipment is being purchased and an order has been signed to increase personnel numbers of the Agency for Mine Action. We will try to mobilize all our resources as much as possible so that demining work proceeds at a rapid pace. At the same time, servicemen from Turkey and Russia are engaged in this work and providing assistance in this area. On my instructions, several sapper battalions have been set up by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, and they are also actively involved in these activities. The Ministry of Defense has cleared the biggest area so far.
In parallel with this, the key infrastructure projects have been launched. I have repeatedly informed the Azerbaijani public about this. I believe that the supply of electricity to the liberated territories will be completed by the end of this year. Power lines are being extended and new substations are being built. The city of Shusha is fully supplied with electricity today, and new power lines are now being laid from Dashkasan to Kalbajar. This is very hard work because this infrastructure project passes through the Murov mountains. The height of the mountains there reaches 3,500 meters and the weather conditions are not yet favorable enough, the snow has not melted yet.
Work is progressing in all directions related to the road infrastructure. First of all, the Fizuli-Shusha road, the Victory road, is under construction, and the foundation of the Horadiz-Zangilan highway will be laid in the near future. The construction of the Fuzuli-Hadrut, Fuzuli-Jabrayil, Barda-Aghdam, Goygol-Toghanaly-Kalbajar roads has already begun. In parallel, the railway infrastructure of Barda-Aghdam and Horadiz-Zangilan-Aghband is being created. This road will reach the Zangazur corridor. Work is progressing on schedule,” noted the head of state.
Source: Azeri-Press News Agency