Azerbaijani President: “In terms of economic development, we have no equal in the world”

Baku: “In recent years we have no equal in the world in terms of economic development. At the time, the envious, some circles linked our success with oil trying to cast a shadow on our work. Today, oil prices fell more than twice, but we are still developing, again setting an example,” said the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the opening ceremony of the complex of ultrafiltration water treatment plants at Jeyranbatan reservoir.

The President noted that for the first 9 months of this year, non-oil industry in Azerbaijan increased by more than 10 percent, the gross domestic product – nearly 4 percent, non-oil sector – about 6 percent, “We have shown leadership in commissioning of this plant. No other country has such a large water treatment plant at this level. It can be done and is done in independent Azerbaijan. In the future, all the necessary infrastructure projects will be implemented, and I am confident that as a result of the third regional development program, all of the major infrastructure projects, which are expected in 2018 in Azerbaijan, will be implemented. ”