On October 15, President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev got acquainted with the conditions established within the framework of construction of the second part of the seaside park-boulevard complex, where AAAF Park Astara is located.
Establishment of new resorts, parks and alleys in our country and their transfer to the use of citizens is one of the components of socio-economic projects. In accordance with the instruction of President Ilham Aliyev in recent years along with the capital Baku, vital work has been done in the direction of creation of new parks, alleys, recreation areas and substantial reconstruction of existing ones in other cities and regions of the country. This issue is also peculiarly addressed in Astara. Here, the AAAF Park Residential Complex is a project of multifunctional, modern, unique that meets the highest standards.
This venue, where ideal synthesis of healthy lifestyle and ordinary life are created, contains all the objects in a small city.
It was reported that in the park-boulevard complex great opportunities have been created for the organization of recreation of residents and guests of the region, to make their leisure time memorable and meaningful.
This complex on the seashoe of the Caspian Sea is also of great importance for the beautification of Astara, as well as from the point of view of the further improvement of this complex. All necessary steps are taken by the state to organize the effective arrangements for citizens and to spend their leisure time efficiently. A very considerable work has been done in this direction in recent years. This is proved by the conditions in the complex. It also clearly demonstrates the consistent and purposeful implementation of social projects in our country during the global economic crisis. The head of state toured the territory of the complex by electrocar.
In this area, one of the most substantial projects implemented towards the creation of new recreational areas is the second part of the seaside park-boulevard complex in Astara.
The construction work started according to an Order signed by President Ilham Aliyev on June 8, 2017, in connection with the expansion of the seaside park-boulevard complex in Astara, and was completed on August, 2018. The second part of the Park-Boulevard complex covers an area of 10 hectares. The 500-meter part of this recreation area extends along the seashore of the Caspian Sea. A 52-meter-high state flag was erected and fortress wall, a fountain complex and an artificial waterfall installed. Additionally, the recreational area has a two-hectare Equestrian center of the “Zirve” sports club, a car park, an outdoor fitness center, a bicycle strip, playgrounds for children, seats, light poles and irrigation system. Large-scale greenery work has been done in the area and flowers, decorative shrubs and trees, as well as local forest trees have been planted.
“Zirve” Sports Club officially started since 2006, has become one of the leaders in Azerbaijan sport. The club, which received first financial support from the national leader, the deceased President Heydar Aliyev in 2001, has been established by professional athletes, and has an independent international status. The name of the club was not randomly selected. So, in the 90s, Heydar Aliyev, who had done a great job for the development of sports in Azerbaijan, met with weightlifters and expressed his affection and support to them. Tofig Heydarov, President of “Zirve” Club, former weightlifter, participant of 1996 Atlanta Olympics, were in one of the meetings as well. In this sense, the word “I always want to see you on the tops” by national leader Heydar Aliyev played a crucial role. Tofig Heydarov took the words of the deceased president as a basis when creating the club and chose “Zirve” as a name, demonstrating support for the policy of our former president. This club has also been created for the purpose of improvement of sport and healthy lifestyles. “Zirve” Sports Club, the undisputed leader of Azerbaijan weightlifting, succeeded in raising the winners and awarders of European and world youth and junior championships during its short career.
“Zirve” Sports Club has big complexes at the regions of Azerbaijan. The highest conditions have been created for the athletes in the halls of Lankaran, Shamakhi, Neftchala, Samukh, Absheron, Goranboy, Gazakh, Masalli, Ismayilli and many other regions. The center base of the Club is situated in the AAAF Park Residential Complex, in Khirdalan, with a total area of 12 hectares. About a hundred distinguished members of the club have been provided with apartments here. In addition, nearly a hundred sports competitions were organized at a high level by the club management.
“Zirve” Sports Club, which has branches of weightlifting, judo, gymnastics, football, equestrian, tennis and other types, is a global project at a high level-and has branches in Poland, Georgia, Iran, Bulgaria, USA, Belarus, Israel, Russia, Turkey, Moldova and Ukraine. Within the framework of “Zirve” Sports Club and its international project “Zirve” International Sports Club, the sporting care policy of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and President of NOC Mr. Ilham Aliyev, who decently pursues the policy of National Leader, deceased President Heydar Aliyev, is supported and these steps will continue in the future as well.