IOM Azerbaijan facilitated the study visit to the Nakhchivan

IOM Azerbaijan staff is in Nakhchivan to study kahriz water systems. Photo / IOM Azerbaijan

NAKHCHIVAN, 3 September 2019 – The representatives of International Organization for Migration (IOM) and 11 faculty members of Azerbaijan State Agricultural University headed by Mr. Vladimir Gjorgjiev, the Chief of Mission visited the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic to learn more about kahriz water supply systems.The visit aims to improve participants’ knowledge on kahriz water supply system and to study best practices of kahriz rehabilitation and maintenance in Nakhchivan.

During the visit, the participants had a meeting with Mr. Asker Askerov, Chairman of the State Committee for Melioration and Water Management of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and paid a visit to various kahrizes in Kangarli Region.

The study visit continued for the next two days. Participants visited to Orbudad city which has abundant kahriz water supply systems, rich kahriz history and culture; as well as to Nakhchivan State University that has good experience in kahriz research and course development.

The study visit aimed to enable ASAU faculty members to develop a kahriz engineering course as part of the formal university curriculum. The study visit is supported by KOICA 아제르바이잔사무소-KOICA Azerbaijan Office as part of the Integrated Rural Development for IDP Communities in Azerbaijan through Revitalization of Kahriz Water Supply System.

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