City Transport Bureau Completes $16.5m Bus Procurement

Sep 10 , 2022

The Addis Abeba Transport Bureau has deployed 110 new buses acquired at a cost of over 16.5 million dollars for public transit as the capital continues to struggle with public transportation challenges. Operating under the state-owned Anbessa City Bus Services Enterprise, the buses were inaugurated during a ceremony held last week at Mesqel Square. Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Ltd, a Chinese manufacturer of commercial vehicles, supplied the buses. The buses were paid for through a loan secured from the World Bank. A shortage of vehicles and long queues at terminals and stations is common in the capital, where over 2.7 million residents are dependent on public transport. The Transport Bureau deploys no less than 8,000 minibuses and nearly 1,500 buses, including 425 operated by Sheger Mass Transportation Services Enterprise. The Anbessa City Bus Services Enterprise runs a fleet of 650 buses.



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