Arminfo.info




 Wednesday, October 27 2021 12:45
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Blogger about construction of airports by Azerbaijan in the occupied  territories of Artsakh:  This is a corruption and embezzlement of the  budget

Blogger about construction of airports by Azerbaijan in the occupied  territories of Artsakh:  This is a corruption and embezzlement of the  budget

ArmInfo. Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin spoke about the construction of airports by Azerbaijan in the occupied territories of Artsakh.

Thus, he stated that Azerbaijan, which is in hysterical euphoria from  the seizure of a significant part of Karabakh, decided to build  powerful infrastructure projects there: airports, factories,  institutes, power plants.

According to him, at first glance, this is not bad at all. "Let's  take an example of actively building new airports in Karabakh:  Varanda (Fizuli), Kovsakan (Zangelan), Berdzor (Lachin) and Akna  (Aghdam). One airport has already been built (in Varanda), two are  underway and the third is under construction for the next year." The  first thing that attracts attention is that there are 9 airports in  the whole of Azerbaijan, of which 4 are in Karabakh, "the blogger  noted.

At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that even after  studying the maps, it becomes obvious that domestic flights are  relatively poorly developed in Azerbaijan, the vast territory from  Baku to Zagatala (almost 550 kilometers) does not have a single  airport at all, although about 2 million inhabitants live there.   According to him, the same story is in central Azerbaijan and in the  south.

"There are more than 600 kilometers from Baku to Lankaran on the  border with Iran and there is not a single airport, although there  are also a number of large cities and more than a million inhabitants  in total.

But in tiny Karabakh, where no one lives at all and there is no one  except the military, they are building 4 airports at once, having  invested in this (according to various sources) from 5 to 7 billion  dollars. In other words, 99.9% of the population of Azerbaijan has 5  airports, and 0.01% in Karabakh - 4 airports," the blogger said.

Lapshin thinks that the nonsense of these mega-projects is that  Karabakh is a very small region. "From Fizuli airport to Zangelan  airport on the road exactly 102 kilometers, it is about an hour and a  half drive.  From the airport in Lachin to Zagnelan 55 kilometers. In  other words, they ran into airports wherever only the terrain  allowed, without even thinking about economic feasibility. I would  advise them not to limit themselves to this, and to build about five  airports in Karvachar every five kilometers, and one airport in  Fizuli is not enough, it is necessary to open the Fizuli-2 airport a  kilometer from there, "the blogger said. 

He also drew attention to the cost of servicing these new airports,  where empty planes of Azerbaijan Airlines will fly "for show" and at  the expense of subsidies. He pointed out that on average, from open  sources, it costs $ 50-70 million a year to operate a modern mid-size  airport.

"Multiplying by 4 we get that Azerbaijan will spend more than $ 200  million of budget money on already built airports a year. Each empty  flight flying to these airports costs an average of $ 30,000. They  will surely drive empty planes there every for show. The math shows  that entertainment is expensive.  And this is in frankly  poverty-stricken Azerbaijan, where pensions are just over $ 100 a  month, there are no child benefits at all, the education and  healthcare system is completely destroyed, and a third of the  population is working in Russia, "the blogger said, expressing his  conviction that all these airports - a story about banal corruption  and embezzlement of budgets. 


News
Prosecutor General`s Office of Armenia filed lawsuit for confiscation  of property from former Chief of PoliceProsecutor General`s Office of Armenia filed lawsuit for confiscation  of property from former Chief of Police
Armenian-Finnish inter-MFA political consultations took place in  YerevanArmenian-Finnish inter-MFA political consultations took place in  Yerevan
World famous Hard Rock CafeR brand to open in YerevanWorld famous Hard Rock CafeR brand to open in Yerevan
Informed means protected: IDBankInformed means protected: IDBank
Armenian President, UK Ambassador discuss regional processesArmenian President, UK Ambassador discuss regional processes
Jonathan Lacote: Many of us hope that Missak Manouchian`s ashes will  be transferred to the PantheonJonathan Lacote: Many of us hope that Missak Manouchian`s ashes will  be transferred to the Pantheon
FMs of CSTO countries made joint statement on prevention and fight  against use of Internet for terrorist purposesFMs of CSTO countries made joint statement on prevention and fight  against use of Internet for terrorist purposes
Security Council session of Armenia chaired by Prime Minister took  placeSecurity Council session of Armenia chaired by Prime Minister took  place
Azerbaijan reports export of weapons from 13 statesAzerbaijan reports export of weapons from 13 states
New actors in `Karabakh equation` gives more room for diplomatic,  military maneuvers to Armenia - Hrachya Arzumanyan New actors in `Karabakh equation` gives more room for diplomatic,  military maneuvers to Armenia - Hrachya Arzumanyan 
Armenia-Azerbaijan problems in three cases after Sochi meeting -  expert Armenia-Azerbaijan problems in three cases after Sochi meeting -  expert 
95 COVID-29 cases recorded in Armenia95 COVID-29 cases recorded in Armenia
Opposition MP concerned over handover of maps of minefields to  AzerbaijanOpposition MP concerned over handover of maps of minefields to  Azerbaijan
`Our long-standing ambition fulfilled: no local election frauds` -  Armenia`s premier  `Our long-standing ambition fulfilled: no local election frauds` -  Armenia`s premier  
Local elections: Armenia`s ruling party likely to head only 15 of 36  enlarged communities Local elections: Armenia`s ruling party likely to head only 15 of 36  enlarged communities 
Solider dies at post in ArtsakhSolider dies at post in Artsakh
Earthquake hits Armenian-Georgian borderEarthquake hits Armenian-Georgian border
Statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk GroupStatement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group
Ararat Mirzoyan met with OSCE MG Co-Chairs Ararat Mirzoyan met with OSCE MG Co-Chairs 
Coronavirus spreading activity decreases in ArmeniaCoronavirus spreading activity decreases in Armenia
Armenian FM meets with Polish counterpart Armenian FM meets with Polish counterpart 
Azerbaijani troops murder Armenian shepherd in cold bloodAzerbaijani troops murder Armenian shepherd in cold blood
Armenian FM holds meetings with his Finnish, Dutch counterparts Armenian FM holds meetings with his Finnish, Dutch counterparts 
Armenia`s premier promises much higher salaries to scientists by 2026 Armenia`s premier promises much higher salaries to scientists by 2026 
Arman Khachatryan appointed Permanent Representative of Armenia to  CoEArman Khachatryan appointed Permanent Representative of Armenia to  CoE
U.S. provided funds for demining in ArtsakhU.S. provided funds for demining in Artsakh
Film about post-war life of Artsakh won award at Cannes Film FestivalFilm about post-war life of Artsakh won award at Cannes Film Festival
Armen Sarkissian met with members of Armen Sarkissian met with members of "5165 Movement"
International Court of Justice to deliver Orders in cases `Armenia v.  Azerbaijan`, `Azerbaijan v. Armenia`International Court of Justice to deliver Orders in cases `Armenia v.  Azerbaijan`, `Azerbaijan v. Armenia`
Humanitarian issues urgent - Andrea VictorinHumanitarian issues urgent - Andrea Victorin
U.S. willing to support efforts to establish long-lasting pace in  region - Ambassador Lynne TracyU.S. willing to support efforts to establish long-lasting pace in  region - Ambassador Lynne Tracy
Ministers of Russia, US, France as OSCE MG co-chair countries adopt  statement on Karabakh Ministers of Russia, US, France as OSCE MG co-chair countries adopt  statement on Karabakh 
Mirzoyan presented Radman recent developments on Nagorno-Karabakh  peace processMirzoyan presented Radman recent developments on Nagorno-Karabakh  peace process
FMs of Armenia, Austria discuss cooperation between two countriesFMs of Armenia, Austria discuss cooperation between two countries
26th Session of Conference of States Parties to Chemical Weapons Convention: Armenian delegation  distributes statement on use of chemical weapons by Azerbaijan 26th Session of Conference of States Parties to Chemical Weapons Convention: Armenian delegation  distributes statement on use of chemical weapons by Azerbaijan 
Use of force has never been a way to peace in general and in  particular in our region - Ararat MirzoyanUse of force has never been a way to peace in general and in  particular in our region - Ararat Mirzoyan
Armenian FM meets with U.S. Secretary of StateArmenian FM meets with U.S. Secretary of State
Armenia, Lithuania sign 2022 defense cooperation programme Armenia, Lithuania sign 2022 defense cooperation programme 
OPEC Fund Partners Ameriabank to Address Problems and Help to Improve the Life of People in Armenia. T. Alnassar. OPEC Fund Partners Ameriabank to Address Problems and Help to Improve the Life of People in Armenia. T. Alnassar. 
28th OSCE Ministerial Conference: Armenian FM stresses need for  stronger cooperation within CSTO 28th OSCE Ministerial Conference: Armenian FM stresses need for  stronger cooperation within CSTO 
U.S. Secretary of State urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to resolve border  delimitation issueU.S. Secretary of State urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to resolve border  delimitation issue
 International professional development school being established in  Armenia  International professional development school being established in  Armenia 
Yerevan to hold modest New Year celebrationsYerevan to hold modest New Year celebrations
Azerbaijani side opens fire at positions in Karmir Shuka communityAzerbaijani side opens fire at positions in Karmir Shuka community
Claims about Pashinyan-led government`s intention to make new  concessions to Azerbaijan sound strange - Edmon Marukyan  Claims about Pashinyan-led government`s intention to make new  concessions to Azerbaijan sound strange - Edmon Marukyan  
Russia and Turkey Russia and Turkey "took and shared the region" - Alexander  Iskandaryan 
Conference on Conference on "Historical experience of Spitak earthquake" to be held  in Yerevan
Ardshinbank named the Best Bank of the Year by The Banker international magazineArdshinbank named the Best Bank of the Year by The Banker international magazine
Hovik Afyan`s Hovik Afyan`s "Red" recognized as best fiction book in TCK Publishing  international contest
558 new cases of coronavirus in Armenia; 716 people recovered    558 new cases of coronavirus in Armenia; 716 people recovered    
Armenian government to allocate about $ 143 thousand to expand fleet  of official carsArmenian government to allocate about $ 143 thousand to expand fleet  of official cars
Pashinyan: The Pashinyan: The "omicron" strain has not yet been identified in  Armenia, but we have to be vigilant 
NSS revealed large embezzlements through real estate alienation  transactions of former Spitak Elevator Factory in NSS revealed large embezzlements through real estate alienation  transactions of former Spitak Elevator Factory in 
Ombudsman of Armenia resolves issues of healthcare system problems Ombudsman of Armenia resolves issues of healthcare system problems 
Pashinyan instructed Prosecutor General`s Office to find out reason  for discrepancy in mortality data from COVID-19Pashinyan instructed Prosecutor General`s Office to find out reason  for discrepancy in mortality data from COVID-19
Armenia to declare September 27 as Day of Remembrance for Victims of  Azerbaijani Aggression against People of Artsakh: Government ProposalArmenia to declare September 27 as Day of Remembrance for Victims of  Azerbaijani Aggression against People of Artsakh: Government Proposal
Ararat Mirzoyan: A proper and adequate response from the  international community is necessary to stabilize the situation in  the regionArarat Mirzoyan: A proper and adequate response from the  international community is necessary to stabilize the situation in  the region
U.S. Secretary of State and Turkish FM discuss situation in Armenia  and AzerbaijanU.S. Secretary of State and Turkish FM discuss situation in Armenia  and Azerbaijan
Armenian NA vice-speaker calls for coordinated stance on interests of  CSTO members Armenian NA vice-speaker calls for coordinated stance on interests of  CSTO members 
Russian FM speaks of Russia`s key role in settling regional conflicts Russian FM speaks of Russia`s key role in settling regional conflicts 
Read more



Commented