Bulgaria capital city launches 8 new trolleybuses
First new 8 new trolleybuses under Component 5 ”Delivery of 50 new trolleybuses” of the Sofia Integrated Urban Transport Project were launched on April 4th, 2014, FOCUS News Agency reported.
The ceremony was attended by Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Minister of Regional Development Dasislava Terzieva, MPs and other officials.
In the words of Ms Fandakova, the public transport in Sofia will be renewed as new metro trams and new trams were launched and new busses are expected to be delivered towards the end of the year.
She announced the Sofia Integrated Urban Transport Project was estimated at BGN 122.5 million and the delivery of 50 new trolleybuses was a part of it.
Ms Fandakova explained the contract concerning the trolleybuses was estimated at some BGN 55 million (EUR 27,475,000 without VAT) and Sofia Municipality’s co-financing was some 7% while the rest was gratuitous EU funding.
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