Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 August /corr. Trend I.Khalilova / The representatives of the South Korean consortium SK C&C arrived in Azerbaijan to begin preparation for creation of Intellectual management system in Baku, the Head of Azerbaijan Transport Ministry's Department of Transport Policy and Economy, Sadraddin Mammmadov told. SK C&C is the contractor of the project.
"Realization of the project will begin at the end of September.
Therefore, South Korean experts already commenced preparatory works," he said.
According to agreement signed with the Ministry of Transport of the country, a center of control (dispatcher system) similar to the center of city transport in Seoul will be created in Baku.
SK C&C has already registered its representation in Azerbaijan. At present the company prepares the detailed design of project. During the first stage, the center will be oriented in Baku, and in future will cover Apsheron Peninsula. It will also be connected with the suburban and inter-city transportation, which will make it possible to shift to the system of electronic tickets.
According to the initial data, establishment of this system is estimated at $55-60mln, but to price increase for the construction materials, the cost of the project will be specified further. These funds are supposed to be attracted from the Public budget.
The Transport Ministry of Korea, with which a memorandum on intentions was signed on 24 April 2007 in Seoul, rendered assistance to Azerbaijan in introduction of this system. The project for the Ministry was prepared by SK C&C, which held searches and presented recommendations to the Government of the country, but in May 2008 a memorandum was signed with it on rendering contractor services.
The intellectual management system is supposed to be created within 3.5 years and will be realized in two stages. The creation of the system in Baku is aimed at managing the transport system from one center.
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