Azerbaijani Politics 11 october — 10:57

Ilham Aliyev on criminal conspiracy between city executive authority and municipalities

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In Baku and other cities it is necessary to put an end to illegal construction, and this is being done. The corresponding order was signed: without the permission of the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, no building can be constructed,' said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in his closing speech at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of socio-economic development in the first nine months of 2018 and the tasks ahead, informs the Press-Service of the Azerbaijani Presidency.

Ilham Aliyev noted that today this issue has already found a solution.

'Because in former times, municipalities placed the blame on the executive authorities of the districts, the executive authorities of the districts on the executive authority of Baku, the executive authority of Baku on the municipalities, that is, on each other. In fact, they were all in concert, as they received large profit from illegal construction. An end has been put ti this, the order has already been signed. That is, those who violate this procedure will be prosecuted, and illegally constructed buildings will be immediately demolished,' he said.

The head of state stressed that Baku is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we cannot disfigure the city for the sake of someone’s greed.

'There are rules of town planning, the height of the floors in accordance with the place. There are appropriate air flow rules. In our case it was broken. Like building a big wall. There was no room for air movement. Trees were cut down in the yards and buildings were built. Local authorities turned a blind eye to this, and, probably, were with the builders in concert. Now this practice has been ended. I want to mention this. Addressing the citizens, I, first of all, want to thank them, because often these greedy people could not achieve what they wanted precisely because of the activity of the citizens. Because citizens stood up, guarded, did not allow, reported, and I welcome this activity. I have repeatedly said that social control must be strong, we already see it. Therefore, once again I appeal to the citizens. If they see illegal construction somewhere, let them immediately inform, first of all, the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture, the Executive Authority of Baku and the Presidential Administration. Order is being restored in this area too,' said the president.

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