March 1, 2013

Mehriban Aliyeva visited a series of establishments in Khazar district to be basically repaired and reconstructed

On March 1st, Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, deputy of the Milli Majlis from Khazar district Mehriban Aliyeva visited a series of establishments  in Bina, Turkan, Shuvalan and Buzovna settlements of the capital to be basically repaired and reconstructed.

Arriving first at Imam Rza Mosque, Mehriban Aliyeva met here with residents. Ahong of the Mosque Hajji Hassan expressed gratitude on behalf of residents of Bina settlement for works done and projects implemented in the settlement.

Mehriban Aliyeva listened to residents’ wishes and proposals, gave instructions for their solution. Saying that objective of all the works done is to ensure that people have better living conditions, the First Lady talked of the works done and noted that new schools were built, the cultural centre and the library reconstructed, power and gas lines laid.

Then Mehriban Aliyeva viewed photos reflecting the Mosque’s condition before the reconstruction. It was informed that rain waters leaking though the gaps in the roof of the Mosque have damaged its interior. The elderly of the settlement had appealed to Mehriban Aliyeva to provide support in repairing the Mosque. Based on the appeal, reconstruction works started in September of 2012, and the Mosque will be delivered in the first half of this year.

Area of the complex with a mosque, minaret and service rooms is 1800 sq.m.. There are separate prayer rooms for men and women, funeral repast hall and other service rooms. During the reconstruction works, the building was reconstructed, minaret’s dome, shape of the general construction area and the pulpit changed, walls renewed. State-of-the-art  heating system will be installed, a boiler room, 60-ton underground water basin built, and the interior will be reworked by artists and painters. During the repair works, foundation of the basic building was reinforced.  

At the end, they were photographed.


Then Mehriban Aliyeva visited Nursery-kindergarten №285 in Bina settlement. It was informed that no major repair was done to the kindergarten constructed in 1986, with general area of over 1900 sq.m.. Since 1993, fellow citizens that became refugees and internally displaced as a result of the Armenian-Azerbaijani, Daghlyg Garabagh conflict were accommodated in the kindergarten. And this year, they were provided with new apartments. Although there were 4 groups comprised of 75 children from one and a half to 6 years of age, the condition of the building did not allow it to function in full. Kindergarten №285 is the only preschool establishment in this territory. Due to increase in demand, construction of a new building for the kindergarten is planned, following the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Mehriban Aliyeva gave relevant recommendations with regard to performing works with high quality.


Having then arrived at Turkan, Mehriban Aliyeva met with residents of the settlement, inquired about their problems. Mehriban Aliyeva said all urgent issues are resolved, construction of the second kindergarten in Turkan settlement has already started, construction and development works have widely spread, and noted that all schools in Khazar district are being upgraded to new, modern standards. Noting that necessary steps will be made in future to develop entrepreneurship, Mehriban Aliyeva stated that, thereby, new jobs will be created in the settlement.

Residents thanked President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva for the attention and care shown towards them.

Mehriban Aliyeva acquainted herself with the progress of the new kindergarten being under construction. She was informed that currently there was a great demand for a kindergarten in Turkan settlement. With construction started at the end of the last year, the modern 200-berth kindergarten is planned to be put into operation in September of this year.

2 nursery groups, 4 middle age groups and 4 preschool training groups will be functioning in the two-storied building. The kindergarten will be provided with all visual and technical facilities. A basin, music and sport rooms will be created in the building, modern air conditioning system installed. Conditions will be created in the yard for children’s entertainment and physical development.


On March 1st, Mehriban Aliyeva visited Boarding School №.2 for children with impaired hearing capacity and those becoming deaf later. It was informed that the boarding school was built in 1963. Currently 130 children are taught here. The building is in need of major repair.

Mehriban Aliyeva gave recommendations with regard to the boarding school’s reconstruction.

Then the First Lady met with residents of the settlement, talked to them. Mehriban Aliyeva said, as in all settlements of Khazar district, projects being implemented in Shuvalan settlement are also continued successfully. In addition to social issues finding their solution, education and preschool establishments, cultural centres are repaired and reconstructed. Noting the necessity of rebuilding special Boarding School №2 to a modern standard, Mehriban Aliyeva stressed the significance of giving children high level education.


Then Mehriban Aliyeva arrived at Republican Special Boarding School №4 for children with limited health condition and deprived of parental care in Shuvalan.  

It was informed that constructed in 1964, the boarding school provides education for 136 children. This establishment too has fallen into disrepair and there was a need for the school to be basically repaired. The President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation said the school will be reconstructed.

Mehriban Aliyeva then visited children being taught in the boarding school. Talking with them, the First Lady viewed children’s handicrafts.


The next preschool education establishment Mehriban Aliyeva visited was Nursery-kindergarten №246 in Buzovna settlement.

Closely acquainting herself with this education institution, Mehriban Aliyeva was informed that constructed in 1985 and having never been basically repaired, the kindergarten has been specialized in education of children from 2 to 6, with Azerbaijani and Russian groups. With an area over eight thousand square metres, the kindergarten is unfit for use. There is no heating system in the two-storied building.

Mehriban Aliyev said the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has got a plan also for this kindergarten’s recosntruction.

The President of the Foundation gave recommendations with regard to performing the construction works to high standards, and provision of the school with all visual and technical facilities.