President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the opening ceremony of a newly-built building for journalists in Sabail district, Baku July 20.
Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan for Public and Political Issues Ali Hasanov, Executive Director of the Fund of State Support to the Development of Mass Media Vugar Safarli and chairman of Azerbaijan Press Council Aflatun Amashov informed the head of state that there are 255 apartments in the building.
The total area of the 17-storey building, which was constructed under the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On Additional Measures to Strengthen Social Protection of Azerbaijani Media Workers" dated July 22, 2013, is 34,000 square meters. The building has nine one-room, 144 two-room, 93 three-room, and 9 four-room apartments. There is a playground in the yard of the building, where extensive landscaping work was done.
President Ilham Aliyev then met with media representatives.
The head of state made a speech at the event.
Aflatun Amashov, Chairman of the Press Council, expressed his gratitude to President Ilham Aliyev for the attention and care he provides to media representatives. He then presented to the president the "Friend of Journalists" prize.
President Ilham Aliyev then cut the ribbon symbolizing the opening of the building. The head of state viewed the conditions created in three-room and four-room apartments.
Six employees of APA Holding are also among those provided apartments by the state.