Uzbekistan’s capital city of Tashkent plans to spend $3.9 million towards the procurement of electric buses, the press service of the Ministry of Transport has reported.
The project aims at improving the quality of the environment by introducing accelerated use of electric transport in urban public transport on the example of the capital. Further, this experience could be implemented in other cities of Uzbekistan.
The government also plans to create a green transport corridor in the city as a pilot project. The donors of the six-year project were the United Nations Development Program and the Global Environment Facility.
The project is intended to reduce the amount of harmful substances released into the atmospheric air. (Uzreport/Business World Magazine)