Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr A. Badalova / A total of 140 medium-capacity buses were brought to Baku within the 9 months of 2007 in compliance with Azerbaijani President's order on the 'Action plan on improvement of Baku's transport system for 2006- 2007', Azerbaijani Transport Minister, Ziya Mammadov, said at the meeting of the Cabinet dedicated to the social and economic development of the country within the 9 months and the impending tasks.
AZN 150mln was spent for construction of bridges and pedestrian subways. Five bridges and five pedestrian subways were put into operation. As a result, traffic current decreased in the areas providing safety for pedestrians and the traffic, the Minister noted.
According to the Minister, 11 bridges, 10 pedestrian subways and 13 multi-storey parking lots are planned to be constructed within the framework of the action plan on improvement of Baku's transport infrastructure for 2008-2010.
Sixty high-capacity buses will be exported from Korea to Azerbaijan in mid November and 140 more high-capacity buses will be exported by the end of the year. Within the 9 months, 828 licenses were issued for cargo and passenger transportations. Some 291,000 traffic facilities paid taxes in the sum of AZN 6mln.
Traffic scheme has been developed, as well as routes and other technical sides have been defined, for Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku bus service.
Within the 9 months, AZN 330mln was spent for development of Azerbaijan's transport infrastructure, bringing the highways in compliance with international standards. AZN 255mln was allocated from the public budget, which is 2.8 times more than in the same period of 2006, the Minister said.