Press Release

IOM Azerbaijan speeds up rehabilitation of ancient kahrizes

12 November 2021

  • Currently, kankans under the supervision of the engineers of IOM Azerbaijan are caring out renovation works in Shafibayli kahriz located in the Gargujag/Shafibayli villages of the Goranboy district with traditional methods.

The final stage of renovation works with the use of new technologies is being carried out in Chinarli kahriz of Ahmadagali village and in Khanahmed kahriz located in Kolgishlag village of the Aghdam district. Despite the difficult working conditions, kankans’ team of IOM Azerbaijan is dedicated to finishing the renovation of the both kahrizes soon. 

The overall objective of the IOM project “Integrated Rural Development for IDP communities in Azerbaijan through Revitalization of Kahriz Water Supply System” financed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is to contribute to the prevention of forced 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.

IOM Azerbaijan speeds up rehabilitation of ancient kahrizes

Ilgar Xudiyev

Ilgar Khudiyev

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