Zhytomyr authorities and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have signed a loan agreement to acquire 50 new trolleybuses, Zhytomyr Mayor Serhiy Sukhomlyn has stated.
“We have signed a loan guarantee agreement with the EBRD to purchase up to 50 new trolleybuses for Zhytomyr. At the end of May the EBRD announced a tender, in which two plants took part – Bogdan Motors Corporation from Ukraine and OJSC Belkommunmash from Belarus with production in Ukraine,” Sukhomlyn wrote on Facebook.
According to him, the winner is not yet determined, but according to the tender conditions, the first trolleybuses will arrive in the city at the end of this year.
The Zhytomyr mayor added that the city would also receive a grant worth EUR 2 million for the construction of new trolley lines. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)