August 24. The capital of Azerbaijan is slowly lowered into the sea. The process of reducing the territory accelerated by the constantly rising level of the Caspian Sea — the experts say.
"Baku goes under the water," — said in an interview to "Echo" well-known environmentalist, Telman Zeynalov, reports AZE.az.
"Until about four years ago, I spoke and gave a forecast that Baku is flooded by the Caspian Sea, and is the movement of water in the city will continue until about 2020. At the time, President Heydar Aliyev issued a decree just about 130-meter area on the coast where you can not build. Unfortunately, the area sold out. It is built up, and in time all these buildings will be under water "- quoted by the Azerbaijani media ecologist.
"According to rough estimates, by 2020 the Maiden Tower — the symbol of Baku — the waves will wash, the ecologist added. — We need to use the experience, such as the Netherlands, a country which is also on the water, and there each year spend increasing entry barriers to the territory did not go under water. We need to do this all around the city, and not just on the waterfront. "
Meanwhile, in the time honored builder of Azerbaijan Emil Akhundov said that the territory of Baku is constantly shrinking due to sezzhaniya the city to the sea. "If you look down on the city, you will see how a small patch of sea adjacent plains, and the rest of the city goes to the hill. So this little flat part is the center of Baku. And the penny today is under a terrible aggression. For example, did you know that our television tower for various reasons creeps down each year by 7 millimeters. Did you know that every year he Baku creeps toward Turkan by 8 millimeters. So this little patch of overloaded, then mixed it all: chops, horses, flies, "- said the expert.
And today Ahundov of the same opinion. "The earth's crust is constantly changing and shifting plates. But a person by their behavior and way of life leads to the fact that these processes are very rapidly and vigorously, "- said in an interview to" Echo "on August 22 Honored Builder of Azerbaijan.
In order to change the situation, it is necessary to involve experts, I am sure Ahundov. "We have a very strong professionals at the Institute of Geology of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. Need to attract them constantly. Let them work out arrangements with the architects of our city. "
In general, the ecological situation in Baku is catastrophic. "Smog is already visible on the facades and on roofs, in general, everywhere — lamenting the expert. — Falling trees, and it is blamed on senility. But actually falling trees, because they have no opportunity to grow. Their roots rot or dry out. In the ground under them, even pants and wood worm, respectively, from them. We came to an environmental disaster. Not necessarily, for example, an earthquake. Earthquake instant phenomenon, and there are lingering disaster, which then "babahnut" so that we do not seem enough. "
Recall that last week in Baku landslide occurred. Bail on a slope, in the Sabail district of Baku, in the vicinity of the complex "Eternal Flame" in the Alley of Martyrs, on the night of August 18, there was a landslide. In connection with this movement of vehicles in the surrounding area was limited. At the scene were involved in the Emergency Situations Ministry, which was carried out strengthening works. Landslide stopped his dvidzhenie only on August 20.
"Because of the landslide in the cracks to be filled up, then strengthening works will be carried out. The top layer of the earth will be isolated in order to prevent water from penetrating deep into the soil and does not destroy. In this area will also increase the number of drainage channels, "- said journalists last week Abid Sharifov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan.