Azerbaijan to produce special equipment for school labs 

Special equipment for school laboratories will be produced in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Niyazi Safarov told reporters in Baku Feb. 6.

He said that Labdisc Azerbaijan, a company that has become the new resident of the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park, will produce the equipment.

"Last week, we registered the 16th resident of the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park - Labdisc Azerbaijan,” he said. “The company will manufacture various equipment, used in education sector, including various laboratory equipment, electronic and other devices. This is a new sphere for Azerbaijan and it is very interesting for us."

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree to establish the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park in December 2011.

According to the decree, Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and the Ministry of Economy were instructed to implement measures that support the creation and development of production and processing areas related to chemical industry in the Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park in order to enhance the potential of chemical industry, establish private enterprises in that industry, and obtain competitive products from local raw materials.