Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The Azerbaijani Transport Ministry continues working actively in preparation for the first European Games to be held in Baku in 2015, Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov told reporters Jan. 26.
He said that the transport routes of movement of athletes, visitors and tourists have been determined.
"The fleet of buses and taxis are being expanded in Baku," he said.
In particular, around 300 new "London" taxis have been already delivered. Around 200 more are expected to be delivered in late February-early March 2015.
"In general, we are well prepared for the upcoming first European Games," he said.
Baku 2015 is the first European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place June 12-28, 2015.
More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the Games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012. The Baku European Games Operations Committee (BEGOC) will organize and run the Games in cooperation with the EOC.
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