Azerbaijani head of state: Today, we are creating new transport infrastructure facilities

Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan

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# 07 December 2022 15:35 (UTC +04:00)

"Today, we are creating new transport infrastructure facilities, very much in line with the policy of the Great Leader," said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the ceremony to launch the “Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade” tanker built at Baku Shipyard by the order of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” Closed Joint-Stock Company, APA reports.

"The foundation for the creation of this tanker was laid with the commissioning of a shipyard nine years ago. I made that decision and we achieved it. At that time, some people thought it was not necessary because we were buying ships and tankers from other countries. But I knew that it would be of great importance. Now we do not depend on anyone. We have both a professional team and experience. Therefore, all construction work here is carried out by local specialists. We can build several tankers, bulk carriers, Ro-Ro ships, and ferries every year. I think it is only fair that this ship is named after you. This is a rare and perhaps even a unique situation when a ship is named after a person during his lifetime. But this is only fair. You know that I have great respect for you – as a specialist, as a legendary oil worker and as a wonderful person. The fact that you are here with us today inspires many people that even at this age a person can be as cheerful. You are in good health and inspire us all to do better things with your optimism. Congratulations, Mr. Yusifzade," noted the President.