World Bank announces tender to buy 10 WiM systems for State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety for $4.9 mln
The World Bank has announced a tender for the first batch of 10 Weight-in-Motion (WiM) systems for the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday.
According to him, the estimated cost of the systems is $4.9 million, the winner is planned to be selected in September, and the beginning of their work is scheduled for October this year.
WiM systems will be deployed in six locations around Kyiv, of which four will measure in both directions of traffic, another two - only in the direction to approach the city.
It is expected that international and Ukrainian consortia will take part in the tender.
Omelyan said that three WiM systems are planned to be installed by the end of 2018, the remaining seven in the first half of 2019.
The minister also said that WiM systems will be placed on the M-01, M-03, M-05, M-06 and M-07 roads.
In total, it is planned to purchase more than 100 WiM systems.
Omelyan said that WiM systems around Kyiv are a pilot project and in future the systems will be installed throughout Ukraine.
"First of all, in Odesa, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. The advantages of this system in the absence of the need to stop vehicles after making the necessary changes to the legislation, as well as in the absence of the need to reduce their speed, as well as the absence of a human factor and coverage of 100% of vehicles on road and the possibility of collecting BigData for analytics," the minister said.
According to him, the data center of the project will be located at the facilities of the Ministry of Infrastructure and will remain in the hands of the state.
WiM is a modern intelligent weight control system. It is installed above the road and provides for round-the-clock control, automatic fixation, maximum autonomy and minimal human intervention.