Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend I.Khalilova / Over the next 10 days, the Government of Belarus will consider the possibilities to deliver gas meters to Azerbaijan, possessing pre-payment system working with smart cards.
The First Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Yagub Eyyubov, said at the fourth meeting of the Azerbaijani-Belarusian Inter-Governmental Commission for Economic Co-operation that over the next several days, the installation of the gas meters will be completed in Azerbaijan, but the plans of the Government also include to apply meters with pre-payment system in 2007.
"It is useful for the energy supply and insuring 100-percent payment for the consumed gas. Presently Azerbaijan uses the meters of Belarus. According to the agreement reached between Minsk Mechanical Plant named after Vavilov and Azerigaz JSC 23.000 gas meters will be delivered to Azerbaijan in 2007. The Country already received 30.000 meters. It is planned to organize the production of the gas meters in Azerbaijan in the future.