Report of a meeting held on the 1st anniversary of the State Agency for Housing Construction under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan11/04/2017

To meet the needs of citizens of the Republic of Azerbaijan in residential areas, in order to improve their living conditions, the Agency's report meeting was held on the occasion of the first anniversary of the State Agency for Housing Construction under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan established under the Presidential Decree No 858 of 11 April 2016.

On April 11, 2017, the leadership and staff of the State Agency for Housing Construction honored the memory of National Leader Heydar Aliyev in the Alley of Honor. On the occasion of this remarkable day, a wreath was laid in front of his monument.

The staff of the organization visited the Alley of Martyrs and visited the graves of our compatriots who died for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and laid a wreath at the "Eternal Flame" monument. Later, a reporting meeting was held in the administrative building of the State Agency for Housing Construction under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the results of the 1-year activity and on forthcoming tasks. Speaking at the event, Samir Nuriyev, Director of the State Agency for Housing Construction, congratulated the event's participants on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the Agency and gave detailed information on the work done and tasks ahead.

The head of state, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, noted that progress has been made in the direction of strengthening social protection of the population and improving the welfare of the population as a result of radical reforms to accelerate economic development in the country over the past few years, adding that construction works have been successfully continued.

The director of the agency noted that, according to the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, significant attention has been paid during the past year to the solution of social issues of the population and to the construction of multistoried residential buildings for the citizens of the country, thanks to the provision of low-income families with apartments on discounted terms.

Later, the Agency's experts examined suitable land plots in the capital Baku and other cities and regional centers of the country for construction of apartments, and evaluated the prospects of the development of the area, proximity to work places, and availability of communication network and other criteria. As a result of these investigations, the 11.6 hectares located on the edge of the outer ring road of Yasamal district by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 19, 2016 have been allocated to the "MİDA" Limited Liability Company for the construction of multistoried buildings.

It was noted that, as a next step, complex measures were undertaken to start construction in the area and the foundation of the first nine-storey residential building of the Yasamal Residential Complex and the 960-seat secondary school in the area were laid with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President of the Country Mehriban Aliyeva on December 24 last year. Right now, the construction of the Yasamal Residential Complex is rapidly being continued. The second floor of the secondary school is being constructed and work is up to the 3rd floor of a 9-storey two-block building. At the same time, the construction of more than 15 residential buildings has already begun.

Construction of multistoried buildings will help to meet the needs of people who want to own a home, as well as contribute to the development of other sectors of the economy, the revival of the construction sector and the creation of additional jobs. More than 20 local companies will be involved in the construction of the Yasamal Housing Complex and more than 2500 employees will be involved in the project.  At the same time, the widespread use of local building materials will have a positive impact on the development of the market.

It was noted that because of the highest level of demand of the citizens of the country in Baku, it was decided to implement a second project of the State Agency for Housing Construction in the capital. Under the Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated February 22, 2017, 20 hectares of land in the western part of Hovsan settlement of Surakhani district of Baku were given to the disposal of "MİDA" Limited Liability Company for the construction of the affordable apartments.

One of the important documents signed during the past period concerining the Agency's activities was Presidential Decree No. 1113 of 16 November 2016 on “Approval of the Procedure for the Acquisition of Citizens' Discounted Apartments by the Head of the State of the Limited Liability Company "MIDA". According to this rule, the terms of payment were determined for the categories of persons entitled to affordable housing,  the acquisition of apartments, and the establishment of electronic system "Affordable housing". The commissioning task was given from May 1, 2017 and at present, work is underway to develop the statute of the electronic system "Affordable Housing".

According to the Approved Rule, citizens applying for a discounted appartment may have a flat at a price lower than the average market price, a discounted mortgage loan of the Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund, as well as funds from their own funds or other credit institution.

In addition, the “Strategic Road Map for the Development of Affordable Housing Provision in the Republic of Azerbaijan" was approved on December 6 last year in accordance with the Decree No.1138 of the President of the Country. This document sets key priorities for the future activities of the Agency and sets key priorities for the construction of multistoried buildings and development of the country's construction sector.

To register citizens who wish to acquire apartments at the disposal of "MIDA" Limited Liability Company and in order to ensure the convenience of citizens, information and questions of the respondents have been started to be given at relevant “ASAN service” centers until the "Affordable Housing" electronic system is operational. From March 10, 201 the young specialists participating in special trainings of "MIDA" LLC serve citizens in Baku "ASAN service" centers 1, 3 and 5, as well as the Sumgayit center. At the same time, the process of answering questions through the "Call Center" is also being carried out.

Besides Samir Nuriyev, during the event,  other authorized officials of the Agency, who made a report on the 1 year report, also provided detailed information on the work done in the relevant fields and the forthcoming tasks.

 

State Housing Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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