June 9, 2017

Representatives of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation meet residents in the Garabagh region

The Upper Garabagh regional centre of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s Regional Development Public Union (RDPU) has been established. Speaking at a meeting of the Regional Centre held in Tartar, Executive Director of the Foundation Anar Alakbarov gave information with regard to the necessity of establishing the public union, and its activities. He mentioned that the Regional Development Public Union, established following the instruction of President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva, which embarked on its activity in March 2016, has been implementing projects to support the country’s social, economic and cultural development. Meeting people in rural areas, representatives of the organization receive information about the problems existing in various fields in regions directly from the source, acting in cooperation and building dialogue with state and municipal bodies towards their solution. Underscoring RDPU’s primary duty as carrying out the public control in the regions, Anar Alakbarov said the organization’s activities are supported by all state structures. According to him, various entities have been informed of RDPU’s authorities and duties in detail, and have been collaborating with the public union in solving appeals received from citizens.


Anar Alakbarov, drawing attention to the active role of the youth in projects so far implemented by RDPU, called on the Tartar district’s youth to join the activities of the public union and send information to RDPU concerning the issues requiring urgent attention, as well as initiatives being of significance to the district. Giving information about the works carried out for the period past, chairperson of the public union Mahammad Abdullayev noted that regional representative offices of RDPU have been established to date in Mountainous Shirvan, Guba-Khachmaz, Lankaran, Aran 1, Aran 2, Sheki-Zagatala and Ganja-Gazakh regions. The activity of the organization on the Upper Garabagh region will cover the districts Tartar, Barda, Aghjabedi, Aghdam, Fuzuli and Jabrail, and representatives of RDPU will work at the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Tartar town.


It was underscored that over 2 thousand appeals have been received from the regions since the organization embarked on its activity, and majority of them have been settled.


Volunteers have been playing a significant part in collecting information associated with the appeals, as well as providing support to the projects being implemented by RDPU in the regions. At the moment, RDPU has over 200 volunteers in districts.


Chairperson of the National Assembly’s Youth and Sport Committee Fuad Muradov underscored the significance of direct meetings with citizens in the regions. He said works carried out taking into account the proposals and opinions of residents are more important and advisable. Initiatives of the youth have been playing a significant role in successful implementation of RDPU projects.


Speaking at the meeting with RDPU representatives, district residents noted that President Ilham Aliyev and President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva have made regular visits to frontline districts, met with residents in Gapanly village of Tartar in 2016, visited residential houses destroyed as a result of fires opened by Armenian forces, and gave instructions on immediate restoration of these houses. They said the fact that daily problems of the people residing in the frontier area are the focus of attention of the head of the state inspires them to always actively participate in the country’s life.


Residents spoke also with proposals and appeals on the issues of significance to the district. Proposals were put forward with regard to provision with technical water to solve issues concerning irrigation of fields in the district, organization of the youth’s leisure, including establishment of sports bases and electronic library in the region, and supporting those who show interest in intellectual competitions. Noting that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has implemented a series of projects in Tartar district to date, including construction of secondary schools in Saryjaly and Duyarly villages, a kindergarten and nursery and a chess school, Anar Alakbarov said attempts will be made in the framework of RDPU towards solving the issues raised at the meeting. Underscoring that citizens from districts too joined the Baku Marathon this year, Anar Alakbarov said in future such sport competitions will be organized in the regions too.


Later, representatives of RDPU met residents and new volunteers in Seydimli and Saryjaly villages of Tartar, Yeni Dashkend village of Barda, Rahimli village of Goranboy, Guzanly village of Aghdam, and Hindarkh village of Aghjabedi district, and visited the Yukhary Saryjaly village secondary school constructed with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in 2005, as well as the Tartar district child music school, taking interest in the current condition of the education establishments and their needs.