Socio-economic development of the regions can help overpopulation in Baku, parliamentary Gudrat Hasanguliyev said at the meeting of the Parliament dedicated to the discussion of the government report on the results of 2012 on Friday.
According to him, new roads and tunnels are not enough to solve this problem.
In order to decrease the excessive population density of Baku, it is important to pay special attention to development of the regions, create conditions for the migration of the population from the capital to the provinces, Hasanguliyev said.
The parliamentary also evaluated the decommissioning of Gabala Radar Station as a success of Azerbaijan and noted the importance of development of tourism and other sectors in the region.
In turn, MP Fuad Muradov said that Baku should be granted a special status.
Acording to him, the special status will demand special attention to Baku and will create conditions for more intentional allocation of assets by the government.
"In its turn, this will have a positive impact on the solution of overpopulation problem in Baku," Muradov said.
The problem of overpopulation in Baku cannot be solved by administrative measures, the deputy executive secretary of the governing "Yeni Azerbaijan" party Mubariz Gurbanli noted.
"For solution of this problem, it is necessary to pay attention to the development of the region, creating industrial parks and new workplaces. For example, industrial parks should be created in Ganja, Shaki, Guba, Lankaran, Nakhchivan and other regions," he stated.
At the same time the parliamentary highlighted importance of relocation of some universities to the regions.
"For example, Azerbaijan Tourism University can be relocated to a region with developed tourism sector," he said.