The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will allocate €80 million to help Georgia purchase compressed natural gas buses for Tbilisi, of which 65 mln Euro will be used for purchasing buses and 15 mln Euro for building a bus depot. The agreement was signed today.
EBRD will also allocate 17 mln Euro to purchase approximately 175 gas-fired buses for six major cities of Georgia (Rustavi, Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Telavi, Gori and Poti) to significantly improve public transport.
“We have already started a replacement program. We have 10- and 8-meter-long new buses in the city, and population can feel it. The subject of today’s contract is the allocation of 80 mln, of which 65 mln will be spent on the introduction of additional 200 new buses. One is the replacement of the existing park and the other is the adding of new buses”, – said Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze.