Azerbaijan Republic has a comprehensive material, moral, economic and political basis to become a worthy subject of the world community. It is the fact the basis of this base was put by the national leader Haydar Aliyev in the 70- 80 years of the 20th century. The development of the economy and the welfare of the population in the second largest city of the republic always were at the center of the Haydar Aliyev’s attention. Just during his tenure in Azerbaijan, a large number of enterprises were created in the Ganja and given to the population a powerful socio-economic base was created in the city.
Yes, Haydar Aliyev knew the place and position of the Ganja in the history of Azerbaijan. For this reason, the second largest city of the republic was always kept in focus. The goal was to strengthen the Ganja's economic potential and to implement future projects. In the 70-80 years of the early 20th century, the expansion of the activity of a number of factories and factories in the Ganja generation, the opening of new industrial enterprises, education, healthcare and a number of cultural centers that played a major role in the life of the city were given to the residents.
"We are every Azerbaijani young man, proud with Ganja and with its old and rich history, no matter where we live." Haydar Aliyev
Haydar Aliyev's business trips to Ganja can be divided into two stages: 1969-1982 where he was the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Committee, and1993-2003 when he was a President of the Azerbaijan Republic.
In the first stage, Haydar Aliyev realized four visits to Ganja .…
1970 year: Haydar Aliyev makes his first business trip to the Ganja. The goal is to strengthen the city's industrial and construction potential, which is strategically important. The results of this visit are becoming more apparent in the coming years.
1977 year: a number of industrial projects are already being implemented in Ganja, and large industrial facilities are put into operation… in the same year, Haydar Aliyev opened the second turn of the carpet complex and presented the "red labor flag" to the Azerbaijani scientific-research cotton-growing institute.
1980 year: In 1980, Heydar Aliyev made two trips to the Ganja.
The trip, which took place in July, is considered third business trip to the Nizami’s residence. In the same year, the issue of enlarging airport of Ganja, which enables large-capacity passenger aircrafts, is being resolved. The new flight lines are opened and the network of Ganja’s connects with USSR cities.
The next trip takes place in December. As always, Haydar Aliyev visits industrial enterprises of the city and meets with the collective. He was at the "Bullur" plant, which building of its own initiative, he comes to the memorial park, which is being built in the ”Quru Qobu” zone.
It was passed 38 years from that time. Now this park is named after the national leader. Here attract attention two plank trees. They blew up the memory of Heydar Aliyev's 4th visit to the Ganja. During this visit, the great leader is also present at the Azerbaijan Agricultural Institute, ADAU, and presents the Order of Honor to the higher education institution. This is the last visit of Haydar Aliyev to Ganja as the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party.
Historical events bring Haydar Aliyev to Ganja after 13 years.
June 10, 1993: At that time Haydar Aliyev was not represented in the political leadership of the republic. The situation in the country was aggravated, and Azerbaijan was in danger of erosion from the political map of the world. Meanwhile, Haydar Aliyev visited Ganja as a wise elder. This visit is a sort of organizational mission that will resolve the dispute in the country. Civil war is prevented.
Haydar Aliyev will also make his first business trip to the Ganja generation after being elected President of the Azerbaijan Republic.
December 13, 1993: The same day great leader meets with residents and activists of the city. At that meeting, urgent measures are being taken for the development of an independent Azerbaijani state, revival of the city economy, transition to a market economy, and the preservation of stability throughout the country.
October 7, 1998: Haydar Aliyev will travel to the city to meet with the Ganja voters as President of the Azerbaijan Republic and as a candidate for the 1998 presidential elections. During his visit, the president of the Azerbaijan Republic, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Haydar Aliyev meets with soldiers and officers of the Ganja garrison. He participates in the opening ceremony of the monument of national poet Nigar Rafibeyli in Khan's garden. He meets with voters at the central square of the Ganja and surrounding districts.
May 23-24, 2000: The next visit to Ganja's development and expansion of economic reforms takes place.
September 12-13, 2002: And two years later, Haydar Aliyev is attending the opening of an Olympic Sports Complex in Ganja. He analyzes the socio-economic development of the city at a consultation with representatives of urban public opinion. The beginning of a new development in the city's life and it was Heydar Aliyev’s last visit to Ganja.
During the reign of Heydar Aliyev, more than 70 educational, health, cultural and sport facilities were created in the city. The construction of "New Ganja" residential complex, "Aluminiumchular" and "Gulustan" settlements also coincides with that period. The great leader has been in Ganja nine times. In addition to the historical and strategic significance of the city, attention to care of Ganja also affects the transformation of a small part of Haydar Aliyev's life in Ganja. The memories of childhood are not forgotten..