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Azerbaijan Rural Investment Project implemented in the country according to the Agreement signed between Azerbaijan Government and International Development Agency (IDA) on September 2004 is being successfully carried out. The overall goal of AzRIP is to support rural communities in completing infrastructure Community Projects that improve their living standards and increase the use of infrastructure services. Project intends to implement community projects in 400 – 450 communities of 21 Rayons of Azerbaijan.
Community Networking is currently being implemented within AzRIP. The network is created at the initiative of AzRIP Management Unit and will serve as disseminating advanced practices and lessons learnt in project implementation, integration of communities and establishment of business relations. With this purpose inter-zone cross visits of communities experiencing different level of development are organized.
First inter-zone cross visit held on September 04 – 09, 2006 was attended by more than 300 representatives of 90 communities covered by Nakhchivan, Mughan-Salyan and Lower Shirvan Zones, AzRIP Regional Operations Offices and Service Providers. Introductory workshop of session was held in Saatli rayon. Head of Saatli Rayon Executive Committee Vagif Huseynov made a speech in the workshop. The Project Director Subhan Asgarov provided information about the Government care to the implemented activities and that how project would contribute to regional development. He emphasized creation of self-reliance among the community members particularly those involved in project implementation.
AzRIP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Sardar Huseynov informed workshop participants about the completion of 17 community projects and that 15 projects are under implementation.
Broad discussions and exchange of opinions took place during cross visits held in Narimankand Sabirabad, Dahnakhalil Aghdash, Havarli Yevlakh, Saltakh Julfa and many other communities, such as gained successes, encountered challenges and solutions were touched.
Final workshop of session was held in Nakhchivan City on September 09. Deputy to the Chief of Nakhchivan AR Supreme Assembly Mirhashim Seyidov made a speech. Community leaders Ashraf Nasirov, Rahiba Soltanova, Elmaddin Gurbanov and some others shared their opinion about the session, noted the importance of the event and that such visits play significant role in the development of communities.
Rich cultural program was prepared for session participants and they visited Nizami Tomb in Ganja, sacred place Ashabi-Kahf and Momina-Khatin Tomb in Nakhchivan and got acquainted with other historical and archeological monuments.

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