Eight MAN low-floor city buses, financed through European Union funds, were presented today at the headquarters of Libertas Dubrovnik d.o.o. in Komolac.
Six solo buses 12 meters long and two articulated buses 18 meters long are adapted to the needs of modern public transport, equipped with E6 engines that meet the most modern environmental standards, and the value of their purchase is 17,774,900.00 HRK.
Let us remind you that this is part of a total of 18 new buses that Libertas Dubrovnik d.o.o. and the City of Dubrovnik procure through structural funds of the European Union through the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Cohesion" and with co-financing of 85 percent.
The vehicles were presented by the representative of the supplier, the company Auto Hrvatska, Zvonko Gabud and the director of Libertas, Franko Mekišić, and the mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, also participated in the presentation.
"I would like to remind you that in August we acquired seven buses, also from European funds, and we expect to acquire three more midi suburban vehicles", said Mayor Franković and added that in the last five years the Libertas fleet has been strengthened with as many as 29 new buses financed by the EU means. "We believe that a tender for electric buses will be announced soon, for which we are ready. Earlier, as you know, we did several test drives with different types of buses, we created a whole study and analysis that proves how this type of vehicle will pay off for us here in the area of the City of Dubrovnik", emphasized the mayor.
"The biggest benefit of purchasing these vehicles is that the total age of active buses on city lines is reduced. It will now amount to only 6 years, while the total age of active buses in city and suburban transport is 7 years", emphasized the director of Libertas, Mekišić.
The total value of the entire purchase, including the buses received so far and those still to be delivered, amounts to HRK 30,960,540.00 plus VAT.
With the modernization of operations and continuous procurement of new vehicles, Libertas Dubrovnik remains one of the most affordable public transport companies in Croatia.
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