Azerbaijani Economy 23 march — 20:10

Economy minister on areas most affected by coronavirus

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Azerbaijan has identified the business sectors most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This was stated by Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov.

'At the initial stage, 12 areas are identified that were most affected by the pandemic. This is tourism, hotel business, catering, the entertainment sector, transport, shopping centres, etc. It is planned to provide victims with tax holidays, tax benefits, and softening credit conditions. For this purpose, government agencies, the Central Bank and the Association of Banks are conducting discussions,' said Mikayil Jabbarov.

The minister noted that the created working group will prepare and submit to the head of state relevant proposals for protecting the business and minimising losses.

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