Iran, Azerbaijan firms agree to cooperate on IT in transportation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend:
An Iranian startup firm says it has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Baku-based international company on cooperation in the sphere of information technology concerning transportation and logistics.
Iran’s Asanbar and the Baku-based Avirtel inked the MoU on the sidelines of Bakutel-2017, the 23rd Azerbaijan International Exhibition and Conference on Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in the Azerbaijani capital city, the Iranian firm told Trend.
“The MoU is capable of facilitating trade ties between the two neighboring counties in particular the issue of North-South Transportation Corridor,” Mohammad Hosseini, the CEO of Asanbar, said.
“In the first phase of cooperation, the sides will join efforts aimed at transferring the technical know-how and concept developed by the Iranian startup firm to Azerbaijan and other countries in the CIS region,” he added.
The International North-South Transportation Corridor is meant to connect Northern Europe with Southeast Asia. It will serve as a link connecting the railways of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia. At the initial stage, it is planned to transport 5 million tons of cargo per year through the corridor and over 10 million tons of cargo in the future.
Mohammad Hosseini who exhibited his mobile application, Asanbar, during the Bakutel-2017 expressed hope that the technology developed by his firm would contribute to expansion of trade ties between the two countries in the field of transportation.
Elaborating on the capabilities of Asanbar, Hosseini noted that the online application provides a unique and advanced platform for better and faster communication between shippers and truck drivers.