Chairman of the State Committee for City Building and Architecture of Azerbaijan Abbas Alasgarov has died
Asgarov was born in 1937 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He started his career in construction in 1960 when he was employed by the Ministry of Construction. He then worked at the Industrial Construction Ministry for several years.
While working as the Senior Engineer at Orgtekhstroy state company, he managed the design and construction of nine microdistricts of Baku, several microdistricts in Nakhchivan, Ganja, Sumgayit, Communal Air Conditionals Plant, Republican Palace, Gulustan Palace, Baku Deepwater Structures Plant, Kura River channels, Tree Refinery Factory in Alat, four apartment building construction companies in Baku, Nakhchivan, Ganja and Sumgayit, construction of two metal-concrete products plants in Baku, one in Sumgayit and two others in Ganja and Nakhchivan and one sand-stone refinery in Poylu, Agstafa.
From 1977 on, Asgarov held executive positions in AzÉ™rsÉ™nayelayihÉ™ Design Institute, Baku Main Construction Department and Baku State Design Institute. When he was the director of Baku State Design Institute, Asgarov managed the projects for construction of apartment buildings in Gunashli, Qanligol, Yeni Yasamal, Ahmadli, Sahil, Badamdar, Lokbatan, building of Chinese Embassy in Baku, dormitories of AzÉ™rneftyaÄŸ Plant, Baku Choreography School, highrise buildings on Matbuat Avenue, Seyidov, Plotnikov, Qutqashinli, Hagverdiyev streets, Azadliq Avenue of Baku, vacation home for the disabled in Sagan; designed the main plan of National Park, apartment buildings for the members of Azerbaijani Parliament, etc.
On April 4, 2007 in accordance with the Presidential Decree, Abbas Asgarov was appointed the Chairman of the State Committee for City Building and Architecture of Azerbaijan Republic which was created a year earlier. As the chair of the committee, Abbasov has laid out a new development plan of Baku for 2010-2030.
Asgarov was awarded the titles of Merited Engineer of Azerbaijan, Merited Architect of Azerbaijan, and was awarded with Sharaf and Xalqlar DostluÄŸu (Friendship of People) orders.