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14 February 2020, 19:58

Russian resort Sochi eager to buy 150 more Belarusian buses, eyeing electric buses

Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia
Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in Russia

MOSCOW, 14 February (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to deliver the first electric bus to Sochi this summer. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko made the promise as he met with Sochi Mayor Aleksei Kopaigorodsky, BelTA has learned.

The mayor underlined the importance of developing the mass transit system in the Russian resort city. “We've cooperated with Belarusian partners for a long time,” he noted. “The MAZ buses bought for Sochi six years ago have proven to be comfortable and reliable. We intend to buy about 150 more of them. We are also interested in introducing electric buses, which are successfully used in many regions of Russia, into the mass transit system.”

The sides also discussed cooperation in the sphere of housing and utilities industry, housing construction, and the production of lifting equipment. A joint action program timed to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 was also mentioned.

While in Sochi the Belarusian ambassador also met with Director of the city's Transport Department Irina Gorbacheva and was made familiar with the city's mass transit system operator MUP Sochiavtotrans. He also visited the local dealership that sells Belarusian buses and offers aftersales service.

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