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11 February 2008 [12:43] - Today.Az
The State Program for Development of Regions, adopted in February of 2004, has been executed almost by 98%.

The due announcement was made by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev during the opening ceremony of an annual conference on the implementation of the program.

The President noted that country's economy was developing successfully in the said period and its GDP has almost doubled. Per capita GDP was $3,700 in 2007 and it is expected to reach $4,000 in 2008.

"Monetary assets made up 7,500,000,000 in 2007 and in 2008 it will at least double. Country's budget has risen by 10 times in 4 years and this result has no rivals in the world.

He reminded that country's consolidated budget for 2008 made up $12,000,000,000.

The head of state said that during his election program he promised to open 600,000 jobs within 5 years.

"This indicator made up 650,000 jobs including 480,000 permanent ones within 4 years", the President announced.

He noted that the problem of employment will be fully settled in the near future.

Speaking about improvement of socioeconomic conditions in the country, the President noted that the poverty level has reduced from 49% down to 16% through 4 years. "This evidences that oil revenues are distributed fairly and there is no split inside the population".

"This positive dynamics will further be preserved and all projects will be implemented", I.Aliyev concluded.


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