Press Release

IOM Azerbaijan officially handed over renovated kahriz to local community

12 July 2021

Heyvali kahriz beneficiaries are all the IDPs from Banovshali settlement and the community of Ahmadaghali village.

The project aims to provide safe and consistent water supplies for thousands of families in eight districts through the renovation of kahrizes – a traditional, sustainable water supply system.

The project’s overall objective is to contribute to the prevention of forced economic migration by enhancing access of rural communities in Azerbaijan to energy-free water resources as a means to increase agriculture productivity and livelihoods through provision of water infrastructure, by providing opportunities for income-generating activities in link with Kahriz renovation. The project continues to implement a community-driven approach, paying specific attention to cross-cutting issues such as gender, governance, and environmental sustainability.

The Project has 6 main components, which are developing NMP, kahriz rehabilitation, capacity building for kahriz engineering and kankans, supporting small business among IDPs in target regions, and increasing community awareness on Kahriz Maintenance and Efficient Use of Water.

IOM Azerbaijan officially handed over renovated kahriz to local community

Ilgar Xudiyev

Ilgar Khudiyev

Communications Associate

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