Finnish company presents strategic transport plan of Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.16 / Trend /
The Finnish company WSP Finland Ltd. on Thursday presented a strategic transport plan of Baku in the Azerbaijani Transport Ministry, Transport Ministry's official website reported. A draft of plan preparation was implemented at the expense of a grant agreement signed between the Ministry and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
During the presentation of the plan, future opportunities on the transport in Baku's territory, as well on the definition of scripts of the transport system, evaluation and investment strategies, managing parking process in the city, measures for parking in intermodal terminals, preparation of TransCad model and its introduction.
The event was attended by the Azerbaijani Deputy Transport Minister Musa Panahov, as well as representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Economic Development, Finance Ministry, Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry, Interior Ministry, State Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning, Baku City Executive Power, Baku Metro and JSC "Azerbaijani Railways." Also the ceremony was attended by representatives of the World Bank and the Greek law firm KLC.
The conference discussed the proposals on further cooperation within the strategic transport plan for Baku. Also, the participants discussed the issues envisaged within the creation of intellectual transport system in Baku, in particular, the improvement of lights signal, the organization of stops for parking at the entrances to the city and the management of the parking process, the creation of technical service points to improve service quality of public transport, purchase and applying the "Paramiks" program to optimize the urban transport, as well as purchase and use of simulators for bus drivers. Strategic transport plan will cover all types of passenger transport, and in particular, buses, taxis, subway, railway and waterway transport mode.
A grant of one million dollars was allocated in 2008. Part of the grant funds was spent on the study of passenger transport in Baku. Over 500,000 dollars will be spent to prepare a strategic plan.