With EU funds, UNDP and the State Agency on Vocational Education of Azerbaijan procured technical equipment to support medical face masks production in Azerbaijan during the coronavirus pandemic, according to UNDP Azerbaijan.

Two state-of-the-art ultrasonic mask welding machines and one ton of raw material were delivered to Baku through UNDP’s international supply chains and installed in the Baku State Vocational Education Centre on Tourism and Social Services.

A total of 85 people were hired. The mask production is already underway and operates 24/7 with the capacity of producing 100.000 masks per day. All masks produced are available in the city pharmacies.