The Public Transport Authority signed a contract with the Ukrainian City Transport Group for the supply of 290 natural gas-fueled buses in the Cairo Governorate with fund of EGP 500m.

Cairo Governor Galal Mustafa El-Saeed said the contract comes in the context of the plan to develop the Public Transport Authority’s fleet. The contract includes developing the authority’s buses, besides gaining new 290 environmentally friendly buses.

El-Saeed added the Ukrainian company has provided a seven-year guarantee for the buses, regarding the provision of required spare parts and maintenance during the warranty period.

El-Saeed noted that buses will be put together by Egypt’s Ghabbour Auto Company.

He stressed that all the IPO bids, tenders procedures, and technical examinations were reviewed with the help of the armed forces, represented in vehicles management.

The governor said the first batch of buses will be delivered after four months, with all buses delivered within a year of the contract’s signing.

The Public Transport Authority aims to increase the number of buses to increase the services provided to support the existing bus lines or create new lines linking Cairo and the new cities surrounding it.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb, Cairo Governor Galal Mustafa El-Saeed, Public Transport Authority Chairman Rizk Ali, City Transport Group CEO Igor Churkin and the Ukraine’s ambassador in Cairo Hennadiy Latte, attended the signing ceremony.

Source: Daily News Egypt.