The Contract concerning the implementation of Smart Transport Systems on the highways of Cyprus and the main road network of Nicosia was signed on Friday, 5th of November 2021, at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works. The Contract was signed, on behalf of the Government, by the Director of the Public Works Department, Mr. Antonis Koutsoulis, and on behalf of Logicom Solutions Ltd, Mr. Chrysostomos Kridiotis, Managing Director.
The Contract scope covers the installation of four (4) electronic signs to inform the users of the road network about prevailing conditions (e.g. travel times, possible accidents, other road blocks, etc.). It also provides for the installation of 21 road network surveillance cameras and 14 traffic sensors.
The project is co-funded by the European Union (Cross-Border Cooperation Program Greece - Cyprus, 2014-2020, Step2Smart Act, Connecting Europe Fund CEF for Trans-European Networks –TEN-T, and the Horizon Fund 2020 - H2020), and the Republic of Cyprus.
The duration of the implementation of the Contract is eight months, followed by a six year maintenance.
During the contract signing ceremony the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Giannis Karousos, stated that the full coverage of the Cyprus road network will be achieved within the next three years with the expansion of the above systems, with funding coming from the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF). "We plan for approximately 20 additional electronic information signs, 100 traffic surveillance cameras and 180 sensors to be implemented, primarily, in the main road network of the cities of Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos," Mr. Karousos said.
The Managing Director of Logicom Solutions Ltd, Mr. Chrysostomos Kridiotis stated that, with a high sense of responsibility, Logicom Solutions Ltd is undertaking this important project, a project that aims at improving road safety, traffic flow, as well as, protecting the environment.
Concluding, Mr. Kridiotis stated that best practices and experiences from similar projects will be applied, ensuring the success of this project and maximizing the benefits to the Republic and its citizens.