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On the works done by the State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons during 2015
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 On the works done by the State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons during 2015

 

INFORMATION 

 

In the years of 2003-2015 54 decrees and orders were signed by the President of the country and 194 decisions and orders were adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers and 11 laws were adopted by the National Assembly for this purpose.

 

During the year of 2015:

 

1 Decree was signed by the President of Azerbaijan Republic and 10 decisions and orders were adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic regarding with this field.

 

The President of Azerbaijan Republic Mr. Ilham Aliyev held 30 meetings in the newly built settlements in the years of 2004-2015 and 2 meetings in 2015 with internally displaced persons.

 

The President of Azerbaijan Republic Mr. Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of 11-unit 9-storey new residential complexes built for 594 internally displaced families in Mingachevir city on February 24, 2015 and 14-unit 7-storey new residential complexes built for 588 internally displaced families in Barda city on March 12, 2015.

 

The President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening of newly built residential buildings for 121 internally displaced families in Khirdalan city with the direct initiative and support of the Foundation on May 10, 2015.

 

In 2015 5-unit new residential complexes, settlements and neighborhoods were built for the internally displaced persons (for 588 families in Barda, for 234 and 206 families in Sabirabad, for 304 families in Gazakh, for 135 families in Zagatala).

 

High-rise residential buildings for 80 families in Mushfigabad settlement of Garadagh district, 80 families in Ramana settlement of Sabunchu district and 21 families in Shirvan city and 94-unit houses for Akhiska Turks were built and put commissioned. The construction of 5–storey residential building with 50 apartments in the territory of aviation base of the Ministry of Defence located in Sumgait city was completed but the construction of residential building with 50 apartments in Ramana settlement of Sabunchu district of Baku city is continued.  

 

Throughout the year 5-unit new residential complexes with an area of 120 thousand square meters were built, 5 school buildings were built for 1380 students, as well as 3 kindergartens, 3 medical centers, 3 clubs-community center, 3 administrative buildings were built and commissioned, 20 km of road, 45,0 km of water line, 50,6 km of power line, 7 km of heating line was established, 25 water reservoirs  in different capacity, 11 pumping stations,  8 complete transformer substations were built and 22 high-voltage transformers were installed.

 

In general, the resettlement of 2788 internally displaced families (594 families in Mingachevir city, 101 families in Hajigabul region, 230 families in Saatli region, 121 families in Khirdalan city, 588 families in Barda region, 440 families in Sabirabad region, 304 families  in Gazakh region, 135 families in Zagatala region, 80 families in Mushfigabad settlement of Garadagh district, 80 families in Ramana settlement of Sabunchu district and 21 families in Shirvan city, 94-unit houses for Akhiska Turks) to the newly built residential complexes, settlements and quarters were provided in 2015 and so the living conditions of 15 thousand of internally displaced persons were improved.

 

In general the residential complex was built consisting of 94-unit modern settlements and high-rise buildings with the area of 2,9 million square meters having all the social and technical infrastructures at the expense of the funds allocated from the State Oil Fund and other sources in the more than 30 cities and regions of the Republic for the refugees and internally displaced persons during the years of 2001-2015.  So 89 or 90% of the area with 2,7 million square meters  were built in the last 12 years.

 

150 schools, 6 music schools, 1 art school, 1 cultural palace, 50 cultural centers, 59 kindergartens, 58 medical centers, 2 Olympic sport complexes were built and 718 km of roads, 960 km of water, 1605 km of air power, 442 km of gas, 66 km of communication, 26 km heating, 89 km of sewage line, 163 km of drainage system were established and 830 power transformers of different of different capacities were installed in the newly built residential areas.

 

Living conditions of 49 thousand of families or 243 thousand of refugees and internally displaced persons were improved u until now and 45 thousand of families or 225 thousand of people (92%) of them accounts for the last 12 years.

 

The various aids were provided for the internally displaced persons by the ministries, committees, companies, concerns and joint companies in the amount of 4,0 million manats on the eve of holidays.

 

Kerosene with 40 liters per family per month were distributed to the 41 thousand of internally displaced families at the expense of 10 million manats in January from 5,0 million manats confirmed to purchase  the heating oil.

 

Humanitarian aid was provided for the 20 regional (city) executive power authorities on State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the amount of 511 thousand manats.

 

It was continued to pay the average monthly salary for the 9 thousand of internally displaced persons who have worked in the enterprises, organizations financed from the fund before, who were deprived from their jobs and not provided with the job according to the reasons beyond their control.

 

Current repair works were carried out in 72 facilities where the internally displaced persons temporarily settled.

 

80 community-based micro-projects in the amount of 6,6  million manats which 60 thousand of people benefited were implemented by the Social Fund for Development of Internally Displaced Persons of Azerbaijan Republic on the “Internally Displaced Persons Living Standards and Livelihood” Project carried out based on the Loan Agreement concluded between The Government of Azerbaijan and World Bank and major repair works were carried out in 31 facilities where the internally displaced persons densely settled at the expense of 9,2 million manats.

 

In 2015, the followings were carried out by the State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons:

 

-         Cards for internally displaced persons were given to 23909 persons;

 

-         30 different brands of power transformers,   45 artesian and other water pumps, 5305 meters of power cables, 61,0 thousand  meters of electrical wire and other auxiliary equipment and materials were given to the temporary residential facilities.

 

During the year different humanitarian and development projects were implemented in the amount of 24, 0 million manats as a result of transparent, free and efficient conditions created for 21 international and 14 local humanitarian organizations through them which the activities were coordinated by Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Aid.

 

The liberalization work of power supply of compact residential facilities of internally displaced persons was fully implemented regardless of other electricity processors in all territories of the Republic, as well as Baku city.

 

It was intended to install the electrical counters in 151925 apartments generally by “Azerishig” OJSC. Currently electrical counters were installed in 148886 apartments (98%), as well as in 110061 individual houses and 38825   apartments in compact residential facilities. 59554 (40,0%) of them are "smart card " type counters.

 

Residential areas and settlements where the internally displaced persons settled are equipped with gas rapidly. Newly built buildings are supplied with counters when they are commissioned. The works intended for the installation of gas counters of State Oil Company in the individual and compact residential facilities in all cities and regions of the Republic (as well as in Baku city) on “Azerigas” Production Unity were fully completed.

 

The creation of new jobs related with the events indented in Section 2 of State Programme on the increase of employment and reduction of poverty of the internally displaced person was ever in spotlight.

 

184 internally displaced persons were provided with permanent job and 400 people with seasonal job in the intense temporary residential areas. 1726 people were provided with permanent job and 383 people were received unemployment status and 422 people were appointed to the unemployment benefits as a result of a mutual activity with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population and its structural divisions. 310 people were involved in vocational training courses based on the modern requirements of labor market and 203 people were involved in public works.

 

5 million manats of soft loans were given for financing of investment project of 286 internally displaced persons business entities through the National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support of the Ministry of Economy and Industry and 356 new work places were organized consequently. 

 

Microcredit in the amount of 4.5 million manats was given to 450 people through the Social Development Fund for Internally displaced persons on Loan Agreement concluded between the World Bank and the Government of Azerbaijan (“Internally Displaced Persons Economic Development Support Project”) and 7600 people benefited from this.

 

840 manats were spent for each internally displaced person in 2015.

 

As a result of the measures taken the poverty line among the internally displaced persons was decreased from 75 percent to 12 percent in the last 12 years.

 

The representative of the Committee participated in 263 judicial process on removal of internally displaced person from the places where they have settled in the current year based on the applications entered to the State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons of Azerbaijan Republic on Paragraph 2 of the Order No. 298 of the President of Azerbaijan Republic dated on July 01, 2004.

 

More than 65 thousands of written applications entered to the Cabinet of Minister of Azerbaijan Republic and State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Person by the refugees and internally displaced persons in 2015 were reviewed, 18 thousands of people were accepted and the applications more than 80 percent were solved positively.