Jordan’s Amman to buy 100 buses from Turkey’s Otokar
Koç Holding’s Otokar has won a tender to supply 100 inner-city buses to Jordan’s Amman municipality shortly after it won a similar bid in Romania’s Bucharest, according to the company’s own reports.
The order by the Greater Amman Municipality for 100 buses including 40 KENT and 60 VECTIO buses will begin serving the people of Amman this year, the company said in a statement on March 14.
Otokar General Manager Serdar Görgüç said the contract was won through Al-Adyat Al-Sareeah Latejaret Al Aleyat Co., a subsidiary of the Jordanian Manaseer Group and Otokar distributor in Jordan, following Amman’s launching of transformational development projects to meet its increasing public transportation needs.
“We will provide relief for public transport in Amman, which has a population of four million, and deliver modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles this year. I hope the agreement will be beneficial for both parties and the people of Amman,” he added.
Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh said young people, the elderly and people with disabilities will travel by more comfortable, safe, secure and environmentally friendly vehicles within the scope of the major transformation the city is undergoing in energy, environment, infrastructure and public transportation.
In February, Otokar’s Europe unit won a contract to supply the Romanian capital with 400 buses in a deal worth 98.3 million euros.