Presentation of the вЂњTransport Sector Development Strategy in AzerbaijanвЂќ, funded on the $350,000 grant of the Asian Bank of Development (ABD) took place on 16 November at the Ministry of Transport, Trend reports.
Deputy Transport Minister of Azerbaijan Musa Panahov, the ADB country director Matthew Westfall, the expert of the British Scott Wilson company Rupert Dyer, officials from the Transport Ministry, The State Customs Committee, the Azerbaijan State Railway, the Caspian Shipping Company, the State Concern AZAL, TRACECA, the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Baku city executive power, the Baku city police department and etc. took part in the event.
"The Strategy will reflect further perspectives of the transport development and cover all transport sectors. The document will be prepared by a group of Azerbaijani and foreign experts. The Strategy is planned to finish in 6 months. The Steering Committee has been set up for regulating the strategy preparationвЂќ, Panahov noted. The head of the Committee is the deputy Transport Minister of Azerbaijan.
He said, there exists also the necessity to improve the transport legislation. вЂњThere are some gaps in the law. We apply the laws, adopted in the times of the USSR. However, they do not meet the modern requirementsвЂќ, Panahov underlined.
There is a necessity in establishing the Logistical Centre for regulating and arranging traffic in the country. Panahov said, it is expedient to set up individual centres for each mode of the transport and regulate them from the principal centre. The need to improve transit procedures at borders has been also noted.