A group of Ukrainian journalists visited Azerbaijan’s liberated Jabrayil and Zangilan Districts, Azernews reports.
During the trip, the journalists visited Khudafarin bridge, where they were informed about illegal activities carried out in the area during the almost 30 years of occupation.
Then, they also visited Zangilan District’s Aghali village, which was rebuilt based on the “smart village” concept, and familiarized themselves with the conditions created there.
In total, there are more than 43,000 natives of Zangilan District, who were forced to leave their homes and flee to save their lives during the first Karabakh war. Over 90 percent of them have already expressed a desire to return to their native lands.
The first pilot project of the smart city and smart village in Azerbaijan is implemented mainly on five components – the housing sector, production sector, social services, smart agriculture, and alternative energy. Initially, 200 individual houses are constructed with the use of innovative building materials. The engineering communications and heating systems in the houses are also created on the basis of smart technologies.
Moreover, modern schools, kindergartens, clinics, and electronic control centers will be built in these villages, and tourism infrastructure will be formed. All residential houses, social facilities, administrative and catering buildings, and processing and production of agricultural products will be provided with alternative energy sources.