Zain wins bid to install tracking system on public vehicles
AMMAN — Zain Jordan will soon start implementing a project
to install a tracking system on public agencies’ vehicles, the company’s CEO
Zain Jordan will implement the
project, in partnership with Traklink and General Computers and Electronics
Co., after it was announced as the winning bidder for a tender floated by the
government to install a GPS system on public vehicles, Zain Jordan CEO Ahmad
Hanandeh told The Jordan Times.
Several local and international
companies competed for the tender floated by the Transport Ministry, said
Hanandeh, adding that the company met all technical and financial requirements.
Under the tender, Zain Jordan
will install the tracking system on 5,000 public vehicles over the next six
months. Work will then expand to cover 20,000 vehicles in the final stages of
the project, according to the telecom company’s CEO.
“Through this project, Zain
Jordan will help the government in its efforts to control and manage public
vehicles to ensure they fulfil their tasks,” Hanandeh said.
According to partners in the
tender, the project will help increase productivity, reduce operational costs
and cut fuel consumption.
The projected system will
enable live monitoring of the vehicles as well as monitoring any violations of
speed limits, changing routes or using the vehicles outside working
Using the system, which saves
information in a database, will help cut maintenance costs of the vehicles by
15-20 per cent, according to Zain Jordan.
Public vehicles cost the budget
over JD80 million a year in terms of fuel and maintenance, according to the