On December 24, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva participated in the opening of Khagani Rustamov Street, the circle and pedestrian crossing with four exits on this street, as well as in the ceremony of presenting the newly laid out park and residential blocks with completed construction and improvement in the White City.
The Head of the State was given information about the works done in the territory.
Reconstruction works in Khagani Rustamov street, which links two main avenues – Babek and Nobel - with Central Boulevard Street, stretching to the 1050m long 45m wide White City Boulevard, with 6 lanes - have been completed. Special parking areas have been provided for cars in this street. A new circle with diameter 66 metres has been constructed at the intersection of Khagani Rustamov and Suleyman Vezirov streets. This circle has been constructed on a completely different and unique design. Greenery planting works have been carried out here and the surrounding area decorated with ornamental stones.
President Ilham Aliyev cut the ribbon symbolising the official opening of Khagani Rustamov Street, the circle on this street, and a pedestrian crossing with four exits.
Then, a photo was taken.
Construction works on the 220-metre long underground pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Khagani Rustamov and Suleyman Vezirov streets have been completed. 8 moving staircases, an illumination system and surveillance cameras have been installed here. In the pedestrian crossing designed in a contemporary style, directions of the exit ways have been indicated, walls decorated with showcases reflecting perspective views of the White City.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva familiarized themselves also with the newly laid out park at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Suleyman Vezirov streets, in the Babek West Block of the Baku White City, with construction and improvement works completed.
Various trees have been planted in the park in accordance with specially developed landscape design for the 6800-sq.m. park, and a child playground created. The statue called “Caspian Sea”, a work by Chinese sculptor Liu Yang, which had been presented in the framework of the “Music in Stone” 2nd International Sculpture Symposium organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in September 2017, has been placed here. Wi-Fi system for public use and a phone booth have been installed in the park. Here has also been installed an information board reflecting the “Black City” history, and a contemporary style street clock. Information about the Babek Block has been given on a memorial medallion made of bronze on the ground. The mosaic works on the facade of the neighbouring residential building reflect the unique architectural style of this block.
Then, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva continued their bus tour of the Baku White City to familiarize themselves with housing blocks where construction and improvement works have been completed.
The Head of the State was given information about the Paris houses in the Babek West Block, improvement and greenery planting works, as well as infrastructure and communication works carried out in the block. All conditions have been ensured here for the residents’ comfort and meaningful rest. A playground for children, a green area, over- and underground car parking areas have been created here. Entrances of the buildings are distinguished for special floor plates, boards reflecting names of the residential complexes, and the greenery planted. Security of the blocks is ensured round-the-clock. Uninterrupted electricity, water, gas, sewage lines, Internet and IPTV in the Paris houses have been installed by relevant entities, with high quality, in accordance with the General Layout of the Baku White City. In the framework of the construction and reconstruction works, repair and asphalt laying works have been completed in Suleyman Vezirov, Central Boulevard and First Fountains streets, as well as in seven small intersecting streets. Rain water-ways, illumination poles, road signs, benches and waste bins have been installed and over 2000 trees planted in the 3.5 km-long streets.
Construction works have been completed also in the First Fountains Street. Facade works on the first two buildings constructed in a contemporary style on the Fountains Square too have been completed. Unlike the Paris blocks, the contemporary architecture style of the residential buildings here will ensure colourfulness of the Baku White City’s architectural style. A park has been laid out at the intersection of the Central Boulevard and Fountains streets, and a street clock installed.
During the bus touring, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were given additional information also about the blocks that were delivered to residents in 2016.
Thereafter, President Ilham Aliyev was given information about the works performed in the course of 2017, and those intended for 2018 in the framework of the Baku White City Project.