Aselsan to install E-toll collection system in Macedonia

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways November 18, 2014 09:11

Aselsan to install E-toll collection system in Macedonia


An agreement on the Macedonian Corridor 10 Electronic Toll Collection System Project was signed last Thursday (13 November) between the Turkish company Aselsan and Macedonian Public Enterprise for State Roads.

The project is worth EUR 18.7 million, of which EUR 15 million are provided from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the rest from the state budget. The new E-toll collection system should be operational within 18 months.

Aselsan vice-president Suat Bengur and Director of the Public Enterprise for State Roads, Ljupco Georgievski, in attendance of the Deputy PM and Finance Minister Zoran Stavreski and Transport Minister, Mile Janakieski, signed the agreement.

The agreement also foresees modernization of the toll collection system at the existing toll stations: Petrovec, Sopot and Otovica and construction and equipping four new toll stations along the Corridor 10.

“The signing of the agreement is another move of the government in terms of transport infrastructure investments, i.e. roads along the pan-European Corridor X in Macedonia, which covers 70% of the entire trade of goods in the country,” Deputy PM Stavreski said.

Transport Minister, Mile Janakieski said that although electronic toll payment will be introduced in Macedonia, not a single employee of the Public Enterprise for State Roads will be dismissed.

Director Georgievski said that reconstruction and modernization of the toll collection system can help alleviate traffic congestion and decrease the time spent in commuting.

Suat Bengur said that the system which will be installed is used in Turkey for more than 15 years in conditions of heavy traffic. The system installed in Macedonia will be a more advanced version of this system. Aselsan hopes that the project will help in improving already good relations between the two countries, he added.

Story: Independent.mk

 

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways November 18, 2014 09:11