The Integration Group of Baku 2015 Operation Committee of the first European Games (BEGOC) held a meeting.
The event was attended by Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan, BEGOC Chief Executive Officer Azad Rahimov, BEGOC Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg, representatives of the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Economy and Industry, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Special State Protection Service, State Border Guard Service, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) CJSC, Baku City Executive Authority, Baku Metro CJSC, Seaside Boulevard Office under the Cabinet of Ministers, Azerbaijan Youth Foundation and other officials.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Youth and Sports, BEGOC CEO Azad Rahimov, informed about the work carried out on preparation for the competition and spoke about activities to be done ahead.
BEGOC representative Panos Protopsaltis noted that special stripes intended for only usage of European Games participations will be drawn in the special routes of European Games. These stripes will be completed in late May. Other vehicles cannot use these stripes. Therefore, the subway will be only transport facility for all. Drawing of these stripes will be started from tomorrow. The citizens are recommended to use public transport, he said.
BEGOC official noted that parking also will be controlled. According to him, switching of working time to the phased schedule will help traffic jam to be eliminated.
“High-capacity transport facilities will be entered the city at night. The transport facilities will have badges. This will also concern taxis. The metro does not go to all facilities where European Games will be held. Therefore, special centers will be established near eight metro stations to carry fans to the facilities”, he said.
He also noted that only transport facilities with WAPP (BEGOC and police cars) can park in the special places.
First Deputy Minister of Communications and High Technologies Iltimas Mammadov said in his speech that the work related to communications is at high level. Cabling work has already been completed. “Special postage stamps concerning the 1st European Games have been issued: “These stamps will be put into circulation from today. The stamps depict all kinds of sport. The stamps are now available at the post offices,” he said.
Price of stamps is AZN 0.20.