Azerbaijan

"Saipem" soon to start laying pipes for TAP on Adriatic Sea bottom

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LEMAN ZEYNALOVA, TREND.AZ

The Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will soon see the start of laying pipes on bottom of Adriatic Sea, "Trend.az" reports citing the TAP AG consortium.

Activities are in full swing on board the "Castoro Sei" pipe-laying barge of Italy’s "Saipem" company, which is the contractor of the project, said the consortium.

"This offshore "moving assembly line" with up to 340 people on board is welding pipes and will shortly start laying them on the bottom of the Adriatic Sea", reads a message.

"Bakcell" yet again receives National CSR Award

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

“Bakcell” became the winner of “National CSR Award 2019” for its activities in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) area during the year 2019.

The “National CSR Award 2019” was presented to Bakcell for its “Communication through Arts” project, implemented since the year 2010 together with the United Aid for Azerbaijan (UAFA).

EU is ready to help Azerbaijan with latest technologies on renewables

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LEMAN ZEYNALOVA, TREND.AZ

The European Union (EU) is ready to help Azerbaijan with latest technologies on renewables, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas told “Trend.az”.

“We are already working with Azerbaijan on its new long term Energy Strategy. We are ready to help with latest technologies on renewable energy sources. Azerbaijan has a lot of wind and sun. Harvesting it would make many utility bills smaller and our environment cleaner”, he said.

Kestutis Janauskas: Conclusion of new agreement with Azerbaijan remains among top priorities for EU

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LEMAN ZEYNALOVA, TREND.AZ

Indeed, a lot of progress has been achieved in the negotiations on the new partnership agreement between the European Union (EU) and Azerbaijan in 2019, Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan - Kestutis Jankauskas told “Trend.az”.

He pointed out that large parts of the agreement are provisionally agreed.

Iran and Azerbaijan will connect their motor and rail highways

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Azerbaijan will connect their highways and railways.

According to the “Azerbaijan Press Agency” (“Azəri Press Agentliyi” - APA), the Minister of Roads and Urban Development - Mohammad Eslami, stated this in an interview with journalists during his visit to Astara today.

According to the Iranian minister, an agreement has already been reached on connecting the two highways.

The Azerbaijani army conducted more than 70 exercises in the past 2019

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The Armed Forces of Azerbaijan conducted more than 70 operational - tactical and command - staff exercises in 2019.

“Over the past year, the Armed Forces conducted several large-scale exercises, with more than 70 operational - tactical and command - staff exercises, being conducted with the involvement of various forces”, noted Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan, in his salutation to the Armed Forces personnel for the Azerbaijani Solidarity Day and the New Year.

Northern Macedonia to build another pipeline to transport Azerbaijani gas

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LYAMAN ZEYNALOVA, TREND.AZ

Northern Macedonia intends to build a gas pipeline to connect with Bulgaria to gain access to Azerbaijani gas, Trend.az reports, citing the “Central European Financial Observer”.

According to the announcement, representatives of the chambers of commerce and industry of Northern Macedonia and Bulgaria, have come up with a common initiative to build a gas pipeline, that will connect the town of Strumica with the neighboring Bulgarian town of Petrich.

Seminar on the role of the private sector in agriculture, food sector starts in Baku

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ELDAR JANASHVILI, TREND.AZ

Within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a seminar on the role of the private sector in agriculture and the food sector has started in Baku, “Trend.az” reports.

The seminar is organized with the support of the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan Respublikası Sahibkarlar (İşəgötürənlər) Təşkilatları Milli Konfederasiyası - ASK) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Private sector in Azerbaijan accounts for up to 85% of GDP

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ЕЛДАР ДЖАНАШВИЛИ

The share of the private sector in Azerbaijan’s GDP has reached 84 percent, 76 percent of the employed population work in the private sector, President of Azerbaijan’s National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations Mammad Musayev said.

Musayev made the remark at an international conference on “Attracting private sector and ensuring investment activity in fulfilling sustainable development goals in the field of food and agriculture in Azerbaijan”, “Trend.az” reports from the event.

TAP, IGB, IAP projects need to be accelerated, says Greece

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LYAMAN ZEYNALOVA

The implementation of the Trans-Adriatic gas pipeline (TAP), Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) interconnector and Ionian-Adriatic pipeline (IAP) projects, that provide Azerbaijani gas to Europe, needs to be accelerated.

According to Trend.az, which refers to Greek media, the Greek Prime Minister - Kyriakos Mitsotakis said this on the sidelines of the fourth Thessaloniki summit.