Bucharest to buy 400 buses from Turkish company
Turkey’s Otokar has stated that its Europe unit has won a contract to supply the Romanian capital with 400 buses in a deal worth 98.3 million euros.
In a statement to the Public Disclosure Platform on Feb. 20, the company, owned by Koç Holding, said the contract involved the delivery of 400 buses in total and their post-sale services for an eight-year period.
The buses are expected to be delivered in 2018 and 2019, according to the statement, which added that the company submitted its offer to the municipality on Nov. 10, 2017.
Bucharest Mayor Gabriela Firea had said on Feb. 19 that Otokar Europe and Otokar Otomotiv outbid three other companies to win the tender for the vehicles.
Firea said the buses are “high-quality public transport of European standards,” with heating and air conditioning, The Associated Press reported.