Destructions occurred in the Shamakhy, Aghsu and Ismayilli districts as a result of earthquake recorded at the Shamakhy on February 5-6 of this year. The major destruction is recorded in Shamakhy. Employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations have been assigned to the district in accordance with the directive of the President Ilham Aliyev immediately after the incident. Head of the state personally visited the Shamakhy district where the earthquake has occurred on February. President in his meeting with the residents stated that houses that can be restored will be repaired and those that can not be restored will be reconstructed, ONA reports.
One month after the incident – on March, President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva have visited the district again for getting acquainted with the works carried out for elimination of damages of the earthquake. President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva have been in several restored houses and put grounds of the new residence building constructed for the victims of earthquake. President Ilham Aliyev gave the necessary directives and instructions to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake.
Buildings with 4 floors and 44 apartments and 5 floors with 20 apartments are constructed in 20 January street for people who got damage from earthquake. It is expected that these building will be handed over by the middle of October. Hasan Gasimzade, the representative of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in his statement to journalists stated that more than 2200 houses that is damaged of the earthquake in Shamakhy, Aghsu, and Ismayilli districts is being restored: “36 groups consisting of the experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reviewed houses in the region. It is identified that those houses are in a hazardous situation or they need repair. 10649 applications were received by the commissions from the citizens, while 10608 of them reviewed. Applications related to the houses with no living, have not been reviewed. Plans have been prepared in project institutions in order to rebuilding hazardous individual residential houses, works are conducted towards the issue today. According to Commission’s review, 547 individual residential houses in the region have been recognized as hazardous and started to be built. Building of 251 individual houses have been completed, construction process of others are underway. Correspondingly, Commission’s review on restoration of houses, which need, has been approved. It is defined, in total, 2192 individual houses need restoration. 1339 houses have been started to be restored until today. Restoration works have been completed in 449 houses; other houses are still under operations. Building works are conducted in accordance with the Order of the President of Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and with support of the Regional Development Public Union of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Quality of built and restored houses is controlled by technical groups in all three regions. Any complaint has not been received by citizens on the quality of the built and handed over houses until today.”
Then media representatives have got acquainted with the conditions created in the rebuilt individual houses. The residents have expressed their gratitude to President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva for the condition created.
Note that 249 individual houses are being constructed in Aghsu, 109 of them have been delivered. And 95 individual houses are being constructed in Ismayilli, that 52 of them have been delivered. Moreover, 488 houses in Aghsu are being restored, and 162 of them have been delivered. While 337 houses are being restored in Ismayilli, and 110 of them have been delivered.