Azerbaijan’s State Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture will start the second phase of developing a master plan for Baku in early May this year, Rufat Mahmud, director of the State Committee’s International Relations and Information Technology Department, told Trend.

He noted that this process will last for the next 18 months.

“We expect during this period to fully prepare the master plan of Baku in order to begin the implementation of the tasks outlined within the development concept of Baku,” he said.

The master plan of Baku will be developed by the company AS+P (Germany). The company won the tender announced at the end of 2018.

It is envisaged that the final version of the master plan will be submitted for approval to the Azerbaijani government at the end of 2020. In accordance with the legislation, the master plan is a document which defines the types and norms of using all the land in Baku, and in the next 20 years, all structures that will take part in the development of Baku will be obliged to strictly follow its provisions.