Videoconference was held in connection with the Professional holiday of railway workers
Today, Azerbaijan Railways CJSC organized a video conference on the occasion of the professional holiday of railway workers on October 13.
Chairman of the society Javid Gurbanov said that this year marks the 140th anniversary of the establishment of railways in Azerbaijan. Taking a brief look of the past, the Chairman noted that the first railway line was built in the 70s of the XIX century due to the rapid development of the oil industry and oil transportation. This shows that since its inception, the railway has given impetus to its development as one of the most important sectors of the economy. The most rapid development of the railway industry in Azerbaijan was observed at the end of the 60s of the last century. At the same time, on the initiative of national leader Heydar Aliyev, major projects were implemented to expand and change the railway junction of our country.
President Ilham Aliyev pays special attention to the development of railway transport in accordance with international standards, reforms and reconstruction in this area. One of the important goals is to ensure a high level of demand for services in the field of railway transport in our country and abroad, transformation of our republic into one of the important transport and logistics centers of Eurasia, an increase in turnover and competitiveness in the region, the implementation of large-scale and strategically important projects such as the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, North-South, East-West international transport corridors, the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway. Today, in accordance with the relevant instructions and recommendations of the President, Azerbaijani railway workers are tirelessly working to fulfill the tasks assigned to them. As a result of consistent and purposeful measures taken in recent years, the infrastructure of the Azerbaijan Railway has been modernized on the basis of advanced information and communication technologies, the material and technical base has been further strengthened, and the social welfare of the company’s employees has been significantly improved.
Also, Javid Gurbanov noted that the celebration of October 13 as a professional holiday of railway workers in our country annually since 2005 on behalf of the President is an expression of the high value of their work. Thousands of railway workers work tirelessly for the welfare of our country, striving to justify this trust and contribute to the economy of our country. Railway workers do not stop working even in a pandemic, fulfill their obligations, observing quarantine requirements.
The consistent achievements of our victorious Army in order to restore the territorial integrity of our country, great victories over the enemy inspire Azerbaijani railroad workers and build great enthusiasm among our people. The entire staff of the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC closely united around the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and always ready to perform any strategic tasks to defend our motherland.
At the end of the videoconference, the Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC congratulated the staff on the 140th anniversary and wished them success in their work.