IN EXPECTATION OF ORGANIZED TRANSPORT SYSTEM
24 March, 2011
IN EXPECTATION OF ORGANIZED TRANSPORT SYSTEM

On 18 March presentation of Saunders Group took place at Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, Tbilisi. Among the invited guests were representatives of EBRD, ILF Consulting Engineers, Municipal Development Fund, Georgian Railway, World Bank and Tbilisi, Batumi and Zugdidi City Halls and businessmen.
Saunders Group is a provider of benefits management to business and offers investment solutions to individuals.
The presentation, conducted by Company CEO Michael Saunders, overviewed brief information about the Company itself and its activities.
Together with its partners,

EBRD, ILF and Houtsma Consultants, the Company carries out its activities worldwide.
At present Saunders Group is working on three projects in the Caucasus region; these are: Tbilisi Bypass, Batumi Buss and Yerevan Metro projects.
Tbilisi Bypass Construction Project implies local support for railway bypass including earthworks, track, tunnels, bridges, power and signaling, while Batumi Bus Ticketing and Marketing Project comprises European paper ticketing system and route optimization with 30% savings.
In the network of Transport Support Activities, Saunders Group’s future plans are:
- Presentation of international conferences;
- Student internship and practical experience;
- Organizing of early Georgian transport seminar;
- Cooperation with international transport faculties. 

To our question whether Saunders Group has implemented similar projects in other countries and where the final point of fulfillment of its obligation is, Company CEO Mr. Michel Saunders answered:
“Among the post-Soviet countries we are represented in Armenia (Yerevan) and besides, we have been very actively executing our project in Brazil for five years now. In Brasil there are a lot of things Georgia could learn from because Brazil is a developing country like Georgia and in Brazil the transport system is much better developed.
As to our final point… well, our final point is to have well-organized transport system in the entire Caucasus region. In Georgia we intend to have modern, organized public transport system in every city without “marshutkas” (outdated mini busses. GJ) except the regions and suburbs of the cities. At the same time, our goal is to implement modern ticketing systems similar to European standards. We want to organize parking system that will be easily understandable for a foreign visitor too thanks to its standards. I am sure we will achieve our goal soon”.

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