ATHENS METRO - ATTIKO METRO S.A. CERTIFICATION AS PER ISO 9001:2008
An even was held today in Syntagma Metro Station, during which ATTIKO METRO S.A. was certified by the Certification Organization TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS on the implementation of the Management System according to the standard EN ISO 9001:2008.
This certification confirms the high level of management efficiency of the company ATTIKO METRO S.A. in implementing its task and its goals.
By granting this certificate, TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS recognized the effectiveness and management efficiency of the company “in the planning, design, development, organization, management, execution, supervision and control of the fixed route networks in an urban environment (OSE network excluded), the implementation of urban interventions and the preparation of designs and provision of related services to third parties both in Greece and abroad”.
During this event, it was emphasized that the company needed to be certified, especially in view of the recent changes to its Term of Association and the expansion of its business scopes in order to encompass, apart from the construction the Metro and Tramway projects, urban interventions and area re-development in the wider vicinity of the projects, as well as the provision, against a fee, of consulting services to domestic and foreign third parties
By changing the company’s Terms of Association and by obtaining this certificate, a strategic goal of the company is achieved and its activities become more extrovert, permitting it to vigorously expand them not only within the boundaries of Greece but also internationally, in order to provide high level consulting services, generating thus revenue for itself.
This event held in the premises of ATTIKO METRO was honoured by the presence of Ms. Melitta Schubert, the Ambassador of Austria n Greece.
ADDITIONAL ATTIKO METRO S.A. BUSINESS FIELDS
The Greek State, in recognition of the potentials and know-how of ATTIKO METRO S.A., for the construction of major transport infrastructure projects, through a recent legislative regulation, (Article 145, Law 4070/ 10.4.2012), integrated the following fields into the Company’s objectives and business activities:
||Implementation of urban interventions, re-development of public areas, pedestrianization works or other traffic arrangements in the wider area of the Projects falling under the Company’s scope of activities, i.e. in the framework of METRO and TRAMWAY Projects.|
||Preparation, on behalf of third parties in Greece and abroad, of transit and transportation projects’ designs of any type and phase, organization and management designs, research programs, as well as the provision to third parties of services for supporting and managing corresponding projects, all against the respective fee.|
The first legislative regulation solves a major problem involving the local communities and the municipalities where Metro or Tramway projects are constructed, since it has been ascertained that, frequently, there is the need to implement supplementary works that either enhance station accessibility or ensure environmental protection in the areas around the stations, where, due to increased vehicular traffic mainly towards the Metro Stations, traffic problems or uncontrolled parking related issues are often observed in the local road network. Thus, through this regulation, ATTIKO METRO S.A. is given the option to perform similar works aiming at improving accessibility, re-development and environmental protection conditions in the wider area where works are executed.
In addition, this regulation gives ATTIKO METRO S.A. the possibility to expedite the implementation of the project concerning the re-development of Panepistimiou Street and, in general, of the centre of Athens, in combination with the extension of the Tramway network from Syntagma to Ano Patissia (Aigyptou Square at a first phase).
The second legislative regulation, acknowledging the experience and technical skills of ATTIKO METRO S.A. executives in the design and management of quite complex and specialized projects, gives the option to the Company to provide corresponding technical services to third parties. It is worth mentioning that all services mentioned above shall be provided in Greece and abroad against the respective fee, yielding, thus, revenues to the Company.
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