President visits new constructions at Baku White City

By: Nigar Orujova

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev and his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva paid a visit to a newly-built office building in the Baku White City, as well as other constructions underway as part of the Baku White City project, on December 24.

The foundation stone for the Baku White City was laid on December 24, 2011.

Ruslan Sadikhov, Executive Director of the Baku White City project, informed the head of state about works implemented under the project. It was noted that the office building, which is considered as the first landmark and the front door of the Baku White City is now ready for use.

Landscaping works were also carried out in the area. The construction of the road and communication infrastructure is carried out as part of the project. The 45m-wide Khagani Rustamov Street, whose construction is underway, will link Neftchilar Avenue with the Nobel and Babek avenues. A 360-car parking lot has also been established near the office building.

Then, the president and the first lady got familiar with the conditions created for businessmen in the office. It was noted that the new office building was designed by British company Atkins.

The office was constructed by local and international specialists. The Baku White City office building received BREEAM standard certification. The building became the first certified “green” construction within both the project and Azerbaijan, which can push the ecological development in the country, lead to application of innovative technologies, support the implementation of environmental legislation and improve the quality of the environment.

President Aliyev was informed that six out of ten districts were completely cleaned. The work in the Park district, which covers an area of 24 hectares, is now underway.

The head of state also visited the White City Boulevard that was found on May 25, 2013. The length of the boulevard will be 5km.

The Baku White City hotel will occupy an area of 52,000 square meters. It will have 818 rooms. The construction of the White City Mall, which will cover an area of 90,000 square meters, and the 7-storey apartment complex already started.

A park will also be built in the Fountains Square, the central district of the White City.