Azerbaijan bans construction of residential buildings in cemetery protection areas

The parameters of the territory allocated for cemeteries will be set at 0.24 per 1000 people, as reflected in the newly approved 'Regulations on cemetery setting and management'.

Report informs that under the Regulations, the territories intended for cemeteries around residential settlements, cities, districts and rural areas are allocated on provision that the minimal sanitary protection zone between the cemetery areas and residential and public buildings, food and agricultural production enterprises makes 300 meters.

After 25 years following the last burial at a cemetery that was declared closed, the distance between the cemetery and a residential district can be reduced to 100 meters based on the opinion of the Ministry of Health.