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Meeting on liquidation of consequences of the earthquake hit Shamakhi, İsmayilli and Aghsu districts is held at MES (Video)

On October 10, 2019 meeting on the issues of liquidation of consequences of the earthquake hit Shamakhi, İsmayilli and Aghsu districts on February 5 in this year, was held in the Apparatus of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Minister of emergency situations Kamaladdin Heydarov and appropriate head staff of the ministry, head of the executive power of Ismayilli district Mirdamat Sadigov, head of the executive body of Shamakhi district Tahir Mammadov and head of the executive power of Aghsu district Vahid Taghiyev, head of the “Regional Development” Public Union of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Jamil Aliyev and heads of the construction companies implementing construction in the regions hit by the earthquake participated in the meeting.

The aim of the meeting was discussion of works, undertaken for implementation of President’s orders and directives related to the liquidation of the earthquake consequences, as well as solution methods of the issues appearing on the way of complementation of the works in a short term.

Speaking to the meeting minister Kamaladdin Heydarov noted that President Ilham Aliyev’s visit to the earthquake region on the next day of the quake, viewing the disaster consequences in the spot, meeting with citizens suffered from the earthquake and directives for effective liquidation of aftereffects are the next assertion of high level state care by the head of state for citizens got into difficult situation. Hence importance of the orders signed by President just after the earthquake on reconstruction of houses, social and infrastructure objects, restoration and enhancement, and repair works should be underlined. All the works related to the liquidation of consequences have always been under the direct control of President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva since the beginning.

Minister said that the commissions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations viewed 10608 private houses in the past term. The examinations revealed 663 houses damaged, 1988 house to be restored and 426 houses to be repaired. Other houses was defined as serviceable and not used for long terms. Appropriate bodies of the ministry prepared project and estimation documents according to the results of the examination and restoration and reconstruction started in the earthquake regions.

Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov said that about 200 experts of the ministry were involved to the examination of the damaged houses in the region and preparation of project and estimation documents, 21 companies and about 3000 employees and engineers, near 70 percent of which are locals, to the restoration and construction.

It was stressed that construction of 327 houses was completed till September 2019 and they were given to the citizens for use. 206 private houses are under construction currently and the construction will be completed in November this year.

Minister noted that as some of the houses which are damaged and to be restored are situated in the geologically in unfavorable – sliding territories, construction of new houses or the restoration works were not considered reasonable. Consequently construction of 3 apartment buildings of 4-5 stored, consisting 174 flats in sum was decided and construction of 3 buildings is going to be completed. Additionally a new settlement consisting of 24 houses was founded. Construction and restoration works in Ismayilli district also continue according to plan.

Restoration of 1203 private houses was completed, restoration of 423 houses is continued. Documentation for the other houses to be restored, is going to be completed and restoration works will begin in days. 

Minister emphasized especially that “Regional Development” Public Union of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation implemented lots of works according to ordinance of the First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva. Employees and volunteers of the union rendered medical, psychological and food assistance to the people suffered from the earthquake and household problems of the socially depressed families were surveyed and appropriate assistance was offered. “Regional Development” Public Union built 79 new private houses for the suffered people and repaired 15 houses capitally. Minister said: “At present our coordinated collaboration with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is continued and we feel great support by the Foundation.”

Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov also added that there are some problems related to the examination? Restoration and repair works in the regions. Although eight month passed from the earthquake appeals for examination of the houses by the citizens still continue to enter. It was noted that examination groups of the ministry have been in earthquake region for 9 months. The practice shows that except appeals in early months after the earthquake, most of other appeals were alleged. When those houses were examined it was revealed they were not damaged due to the earthquake, most are serviceable and some houses have not been used for long terms. Most of those appeals were frequently related to repair of the houses not damaged due to the earthquake, in dilapidated state because of abandonment, as well as intervened by the citizens themselves, utility constructions and fences, seasonal constructions for summer. 2511 appeals of 6 thousand appeals received by the ministry are repeated. As well, four and more appeals were received from 268 citizens. Therefore the functioning of preliminary survey commission was ceased and examination in the regions was completed. Hereafter the works will be undertaken according to the lists made of existing acts and the appeals for examination will be abandoned.

Head of the executive power of Ismayilli district Mirdamat Sadigov, head of the executive body of Shamakhi district Tahir Mammadov and head of the executive power of Aghsu district Vahid Taghiyev delivered speeches at the meeting and provided information about the implemented works. They thanked to President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva on behalf of population of the districts for special attention and care for liquidation of earthquake consequences in a short term. It was stressed that according to the order signed by President Ilham Aliyev repair of 416 of 458 in Ismayilli district, 501 of 2264 houses in Shamakhi district and 408 of 2104 in Aghsu district to be repaired was already completed. Also construction of 3 schools, 3 kindergartens and 10 dispensaries is planned by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, of which 3 schools and 6 dispensaries were completed and works in other objects will be over on hand. All the forces are mobilized for the complement of the works in a short term. 

Then representatives of construction companies implementing construction and restoration works provided information about the undertaken works and appearing issues.

At the end the coming issues according to the implementation of the orders and directives of the head of state in a short term were widely discussed. Minister Kamaladdin Heydarov gave appropriate instructions to the related bodies of the Ministry and construction companies for implementation of works in time.


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