29 November 2013, Friday, 14:40

Turkish investors offer to make a Metrobus route from the airport to Inors district in Ufa

author: Rozaliya Valeeva

Turkish investors plan to make a Metrobus route with length of 23 kilometres in Ufa, which will start at the airport and will continue till Selsko-Bogorodskaya Street, the press service of the Ufa administration informs.

The Metrobus project details were discussed with representatives of Turkish companies in the City Hall. The meeting was attended by the Director General of Finance and Investment Company «KAPİTALNET A.Ş.» (Istanbul) Coşkun Akdeniz, the CEO of Yorum Construction Imadettin Topal, commercial director of Yorum Construction in Moscow Ilkay Erdoğan, the representative of the Council of Foreign Economic Relations of Turkey Ahmet Gökhan Ertekin.

In September, Turkish entrepreneurs declared their readiness to finance the creation of Metrobus lines in Ufa, from the design stage to commissioning and procurement of BRTs themselves. Currently, the Turkish side has prepared an offer to initiate the project of municipal-private partnership "Metrobus", which specifies the main terms and obligations. Entrepreneurs offer two options for the Metrobus introduction: a classic one, used today, particularly in Istanbul and gas-powered, and the second option — Metrobus of the new generation with hybrid electrogas engine. Both options are long articulated buses of 18 and 24 metres.

In the second phase of the project the total length of the route will increase up to 55 kilometers. Akdeniz Coskun said that subject to passing all tender procedures, his company would be able to implement the project in two years.

Turkish investors expressed their interest in participating in projects such as expansion, renovation and modernization of the existing maternity hospital located in 131, Koltsevaya Street, construction and equipping of a pediatric clinic and five new general hospitals in Ufa.

Offers will be considered in due course and followed by a more detailed discussion concerning a possibility of joint projects of municipal- private partnership in Ufa.