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13 December 2021

New functional trolleybuses for Sarajevo Canton

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Ministry of Transport of the Canton of Sarajevo has signed a contract to procure ten additional top-quality trolleybuses. The trolleybuses are of highest safety standards and are an addition to 25 already purchased that will help replace the city’s aged fleet. Modernising the tram and trolleybus network will improve living conditions, reduce noise levels, and counter air pollution. At the same time, it will improve road safety and encourage people to use public transport more frequently, resulting in reduced traffic congestion.

 

This contract with BKM Holding is part of the project for improving Sarajevo’s urban transport network for which the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the lending arm of the EU – agreed a €40 million loan earlier this year. The ceremony for signing the contract was attended by Canton Prime Minister Edina Forte, Canton Minister of Traffic Adnan Šteta, the EIB representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro Sandrine Friscia, and Manuela Naessl, Head of Office at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

The first trolleybus will be delivered to Sarajevo in January, with the shipment of 25 vehicles expected in the spring.

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Source: EIB

Photo credits: EIB

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