GMCS GROUP is a privately owned strategic investment group with a network spread around the globe.
GMCS was founded in 1988 when it made its first direct equity investment in a US trading company. Our group has continuously grown and diversified its activities staying true to professional excellence.
Complimenting our investment activities, five years later in New York we added a consulting practice dedicated to sustainable development. Today, our companies are united under the same dedication to quality and social responsibility.
New trams entered into operation
On December 12, 2017 the first two low-floor trams manufactured by “Belkommunmash” were presented to public in the industrial city of Pavlodar, one of the two Kazakh cities preserving operation of trams as one of the main types of urban public transport. Another Byelorussian tram joined the fleet on the eve of the New Year 2018. Renovation of the rolling stock, 95% of which dates back to the XX century aging twenty five years and more, is the core objective of the EBRD-sponsored “Pavlodar Tram Project”. Besides 23 new vehicles, the project provides funds for GPS navigation system and rehabilitation of railway infrastructure, cable and contact network. GMCS-PRAHA s.r.o. delivers all spectrum of project management support services, including comprehensive assistance with procurement, administration of contracts, technical supervision, reporting and knowledge transfer.
Osh Water Supply and Wastewater Rehabilitation Project Phase II started
GMCS-PRAHA s.r.o continues to support corporate development and stakeholder participation of Osh Water Company. The Project team already conducted several missions to Osh to work out approaches to just and affordable water and sanitation tariffs to households, to develop detailed realistic plans for increased stakeholder participation and engagement.
In early November the team met with the Mayor's office and the Anti-Monopoly Committee to clarify methodologies used in Osh to establish tariffs. Presentations and a short training on improved water and wastewater services, strategic management competitiveness in the XXI century were delivered to employees of the customers' department and to Water Company management.
In many districts of Osh water is supplied with interruptions and people solve water supply problems as they can. In some city districts inhabitants purchase water in tanker trucks where the source of water in such tankers in unclear, it is not necessarily clean water from official Water Company water intake. Inhabitants construct their own water reservoirs to store water.
Dushanbe city administration adopts a new approach to public transport
On September 5, 2017, Dushanbe city administration conducted its first open tender to service two bus routes under the EBRD project "Development of Public Transport".
Competitive bidding standards will give the City an effective tool for managing the public transport sector.
Specialists of GMCS-PRAHA s.r.o. helped the city design the Route Passport, prepare tender documents, and supported the tender commission in working with potential bidders.
The city of Dushanbe intends to further expand the practice of holding open tenders for routes in the interests of developing the transport system of the capital of Tajikistan.
GMCS has designed the Capacity Building Program to support the people working at the Osh Water Company in Kyrgyzstan. The Program will provide extensive training in management, communications and stakeholder involvement.
New web site for Oshvodokanal has also been launched LINK
This step increases business transparency, providing access to information to the clients and other stakeholders as well as analyzing financial and operation results of the Company.
On October 31 GMCS participated in the 12th annual Eurasian Integration Conference organised by the Eurasian Development Bank. One of the main priorities voiced throughout the conference was financing projects aimed at IT and transport infrastructure integration among Eurasian countries.