Ilham Aliyev studied the repair-restoration and construction work carried out in Ganja’s Imamzade Compound
21 january 2012, 14:15
President Ilham Aliyev got familiarized with the course of repair-restoration and construction work carried out in Ganja’s Imamzade Compound.
Head of state studied the drawings of the Compound. It was reported that a big deal of work has been done so far in this compound that covers the site with total area of more than 2 hectares. Asphalt pavement was laid down in the territory of more than ten thousand square meters. Decorative sidewalk stones of 4.400 meters have been laid down. For the time being, various buildings have been constructed to perform religious rites in the site with length of 100 meters and width of 15 meters. The modern lighting system is being installed. 36 domes envisaged in the project have been constructed already. The construction is still underway to complete 5 large domes. The repair-restoration and construction work is carried out on the basis of 3 million manats allocated from the reserve fund of the President according the relevant decree signed by the head of state.
It was reported that Imamzade or the Blue Imam Turbeh is the historical monument related to the VIII century. Ibrahim, the son of the fifth Imam Mohamed Baghir is buried here. The construction of Imamzade Turbeh relates to the period of end XIV century – beginning XV century. Mosque, sarcophagus and other turbehs were constructed in XVII-XVIII centuries. All these buildings are preserved as the parts of this magnificent religious and historical compound. During different periods of time, the Imamzada Compound which survived several destructions has undergone its last restoration in XIX century. Therefore, there is a need to perform restoration work in this Compound. In this regard, the decree signed by President Ilham Aliyev on the restoration of this Compound has the historic importance.
It should be noted that being one of the valuable samples of the medieval architecture of Azerbaijan, this Compound is located at the crossroad of the ancient caravans and trade routes of East. Throughout the centuries, Imamzade has become the holy place for Muslims of Azerbaijan and other countries. Besides providing the ancient nature of Ganja, this religious Center demonstrates also the place and position of this city in the Islamic world.
Head of state gave instructions and recommendations to ensure high quality of work in the Compound.