“I am confident that in the near future the Southern Gas Corridor will be built, commissioned and ensure steady development of our country in the decades to come,” SIA reports that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told this on his speech at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the results of the country`s socioeconomic development in nine months of 2014 and objectives for the future.
“Last quarter saw a historic event for our country. The foundation of the Southern Gas Corridor was laid. A large ceremony was held. The implementation of this project is, of course, a historic event. It is no secret that the main role in this was played by Azerbaijan. It was our initiative, our resources. We will implement this project together with neighboring countries and partners.”
“Our political influence will increase and there will be new economic opportunities. During the construction of the pipeline, tens of thousands of citizens of Azerbaijan will be provided with jobs, while hundreds of Azerbaijani companies will participate as contractors. So this is a historic project bringing our country great revenues and political dividends. We are proud of the fact that Azerbaijan is implementing this historic project, that we are the leader state in it. This event will go down in history. At the end of the last century the "Contract of the Century" was signed. It was the contract of the 20th century. And this project is a project of the 21st century. I am confident that we will successfully implement this project,” President Ilham Aliyev added.