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President Ilham Aliyev held a meeting dealing with development of farm business in the Garabagh economic zone

06-05-2011 | 20:32        


As part of his visit to the central part of the country, President Ilham Aliyev held a meeting dealing with development of farm business in the Garabagh economic zone. President Aliyev stressed that Azerbaijan’s economy and the republic’s all regions developed successfully, successive actions were taken for further development of non-oil sector and all social and infrastructure projects had been applied. The head of state highlighted significance of launching of enterprises like Aghdjabedi Dairy Plant that has no analogue not only in the region, but in the whole Eastern Europe. Saying that around 1 million new jobs had been created over the past 7 years, President Ilham Aliyev said all economic, social and infrastructure related issues would have been tackled in line with the program on regional development of the republic. The head of state stressed that complex actions to give extensive support to entrepreneurship would be strengthened. He advised businesspeople to extend production of competitive goods and to take out more commodities to foreign markets. President Ilham Aliyev noted that a series of measures were taken to stop monopoly, unhealthy business competition and factitious price rise and to supply the local markets with quality production. Minister of Agriculture Ismet Abbasov stressed that President Ilham Aliyev carried on reforms in agribusiness industry once started by Great Leader Heydar Aliyev. Saying in comparison with 2004 agriculture sector grew by 2.6 times in 2010, the minister gave detailed coverage of the accomplishments gained in grain farming, animal breeding and other fields and underlined the necessity of enhancing the potential of the agronomical science. Chief Executive of Aghjabedi region Shahin Mammedov talked of development of various directions of agriculture in the region and described commission of Aghdjabedi Dairy Plant as a vivid example of all round care of entrepreneurship. He also laid a special emphasis on varied activity of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. Founder of “Atena” Dairy Plant Mulhazil Balakishiyev thanked President Ilham Aliyev for all-round support to development of entrepreneurship. Executive Director of the National Fund for Support to Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Economic Development Shirzad Abdullayev said that 125 million manats of soft loans would be given to businesspeople this year, some part of these allocations had already been paid out and that 75% of the amount fell to the share of the regions. President Ilham Aliyev gave instructions to speed up the loan granting process. President Aliyev stressed that it would be expedient to increase the amount as well as to extend the limit of the sum of loans. Saying development of agriculture was one of the key priorities of the state, the head of state gave his instructions to profoundly develop agribusiness industry and to broaden infrastructure and social related activities. President Ilham Aliyev stressed that development of agronomical science would be give special attention. Closing the meeting, the head of state said complex approach and all-round coordination was the main criteria when introducing reforms in agribusiness industry and wished success in the future.