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Sugar Festival held in Imishli
In order to stimulate farmers engaged in growing sugar cane, as well as in connection with the harvesting of the current year, the executive power of Imishli region together with Azersun Holding organized the traditional Sugar Festival. The event was attended by representatives of the district executive power, Azersun Holding, deputies, residents of the region and farmers engaged in cultivation of sugar cane. First of all, the head of the Executive Power of Imishli district William Hajiyev, representatives of Azersun Holding and deputies visited the monument to National Leader Heydar Aliyev and honored his memory. Then the event continued at the regional Culture Center.
Speaking to the residents, the head of the Imishli district Executive Power William Hajiyev informed them about the social and economic development of the entire country, especially the regions, under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev and provided details about the creative work carried out in the Imishli district. Stressing the exceptional role of the Imishli sugar mill in the life of this district, he particularly noted that it was thanks to this sugar mill owned by Azersun Holding that the Imishli region became a self-financing region of the country.
Speaking further Director of the responsible group of Azersun Holding Mehran Mammadov greeted everyone and congratulated them on the holiday. He noted that the construction of the mill was launched in 2003 with the blessing and advice of the national leader Heydar Aliyev, and in 2006 the mill was inaugurated by President Ilham Aliyev. He also noted that this enterprise is the largest in the CIS, that all technological facilities at the mill were renovated in order to continue to compete with the leading countries of the world, and that for the first time this year the monthly production reached 10,000 tons, the area of crops - 14,000 hectares, and the average level of sugar content of the sugarcane constituted 15.1%. According to him, sugar cane is grown by more than 4000 farmers from approximately 40 of the nearest districts of the Republic, and Azersun Holding's products manufactured at this and other enterprises are exported to other countries under the "Made in Azerbaijan" brand, worthily representing Azerbaijan.
Famous cultural figures of our country further held an extensive concert program for the residents of Imishli. The festival ended with a banquet organized at the Imishli Sugar Mill.