Federal and regional top officials open first embankment in Derbent
Derbent, June 8, 2017. The decision on the construction of the embankment was made within the framework of the state program on the social and economic development of the North Caucasian Federal District until 2025
The solemn opening ceremony of the first city embankment took place in the evening of June 7 in Derbent. The Russian Federation Minister for the Affairs of the Northern Caucasus Lev Kuznetsov and the Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Dagestan Abdusamad Gamidov opened the official part of the solemn ceremony. The heads of regional ministries and departments, heads of cities and districts also attended the opening ceremony.
"The opening of the embankment is certainly an important event, because Derbent is a seaside city. I am sure that we will be able to turn Derbent into a modern city that is friendly to the spirit of the time, comfortable for the residents, attractive and hospitable for the tourists" - Gamidov is quoted saying. According to Gamidov, the embankment was constructed with a view to improve the quality of life of city residents and to preserve the architectural and historical-cultural identity of one of the oldest cities of Russia.