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On November 28, Baku Administrative Economic Court #1, chaired by Judge Sharafat Mammadova, held a hearing on Turan Information Agency’s lawsuit against Azersu OJSC.
The lawsuit has been filed over Azersu OJSC’s failure to respond to Turan agency’s inquiry dated 30 August 2016, regarding the implementation of the presidential decree dated 29 March 2016 on the provision of water meters to the population.
The inquiry covered seven different issues: the announcement and conduction of a tender for the purchase of water counters, the price and number of the water meters, the period of procurement of the meters by the winner, the prices of the (mechanical and smart) meters purchased in 2016, and the installation costs of the meters (including labour and material related expenses).
The Azersu OJSC representative told the court that he had only just received the statement of claim, and was not familiar with it. He requested time to examine Turan IA’s inquiry. the Turan Director Mehman Aliyev replied that Azersu had had sufficient time to respond to the inquiry both before and after the lawsuit had been filed.
The judge ordered the Azersu OJSC representative to present a response to the questions by December 9, i.e. the next hearing.