Date: 01 April 2019, 18:07,
Tahir Mirkishili: There is a need for improvement of a knowledge of insurance
On March, a
fire broke out at "Diglas” shopping mall in Nizami district, Baku. Adjacent buildings
to the shopping mall also burned. As a result the enterpreneurs who used to work there sustained material
damage. After the incident, the relevant government agencies fulfilled their duties and held
meetings with the entrepreneurs. It was noted that the issue is under the
personal control of President Ilham Aliyev, and the head of state gave relevant
instructions on payment of financial aid for each citizen.
On March 28, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev chaired
a meeting over a fire that occurred in a shopping center in Nizami district,
Baku. The head of state gave relevant tasks to heads of executive bodies. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a
decree on the creation of a commission
in connection with the fire that occurred in the Diglas shopping centre in
Nizami district of Baku.
The President instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to establish the
commission in order to investigate the causes and eliminate the consequences of
the fire. The Cabinet of the Ministers was also tasked to inform the President
about the progress of work of the commission on a regular basis. Following that
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Novruz Mammadov signed an order on the
establishment of a commission in connection with the fire in the Diglas
shopping centre. President Ilham Aliyev ordered to allocate initially 3 million manat
to entrepreneurs who suffered from the fire in the Diglas shopping center.
Funds will be allocated from the Presidential Reserve Fund.
Member of Milli Mejlis Tahir Mirkishili answered the questions of "Kaspi” newspaper on
-How do you
assess the measures taken after the incident ?
- Fire in the
Diglas shopping centre and material damage is a business between people who own
(owner) or rent property (renter). From the legal and economic aspects, the
state has no any responsibility in this issue. In accordance with the law, investigation
has been started immediately after the incident. However, the reality is that the renters suffered
substantial material damage as a result of the fire. After extinguishing the
fire in the shopping center, the entrepreneurs were received at the Nizami
District Executive Authority, their suggestions were heard and reported to the
President Additionally, entrepreneurs themselves have appealed to Azerbaijani
President Ilham Aliyev through social networks, using the internet and media
freedom in Azerbaijan. It should be taken into consideration that the head of state has always heard the
people and an Azerbaijani citizen stands in the center of the policy pursued in the
country. The state and its leader stand by its citizen at any event. President Ilham
Aliyev has repeatedly proved it through his steps. During the
Kur River floods, earthquake in Zagatala, Aghsu, Ismayilli, Shamakhi regions
and other emergency incidents, President Ilham Aliyev immediately visited the
scene, got acquainted with the area, met with the victims, listened to them and
gave relevant instructions maintaining citizens. After a while, the head of
state revisits the area where the incident occured and familiarizes the works
done, meets with citizens. That is, President Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly
proved his loyalty to his vows. Each year about 35-37% of the state budget is
allocated to social projects. This is an obvious example of the steps taken to
improve the welfare of citizens in Azerbaijan.
the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev chaired a meeting over a fire that
occurred in a shopping center. Important decisions were made and relevant
instructions were given at the meeting. What can you say about it?
-The meeting chaired by the President Ilham Aliyev and
instructions given there can be considered as a manifestation of the social support and
humanism by the head of state. This is
the mediation between entrepreneurs, the state's financial support and assistance
to entrepreneurs until the investigation is completed. Later it will be returned
by the guilty entrepreneur or entrepreneurs. Through this step the state and Mr President have demonstrated that they stand by the citizens.
This approach, of course, is highly appreciated by citizens.
-In his speech at the
meeting the ehad of state noted that usually, when such incidents occur in
developed countries, insurance companies take over the entire financial burden.
All goods are insured. Unfortunately, there are gaps in the sphere of insurance
in Azerbaijan, and we see this in many cases. He regretfully
emphasized the gaps in the insurance
sector in Azerbaijan. What is the responsibility of the state and citizen in
-The recent fire in the shopping center and gaps in the
insurrance area arose some issues. As
you know, in his speech at the meeting, the head of state gave instructions on
improvement of fire protection systems at the shopping centers. From this point of view, there
are steps need to be taken in this direction, and doubtlessly, proper work will be done in this regard. Moreover, the
second part of the issue is about improvement of the insurance field. In fact,
there is a law on compulsory insurance in Azerbaijan. The law covers details, relevant
mechanisms, requirements and commitments. There are even packages offered by
private insurance companies. Enterprenurs should be interested in insuring their