EBRD helps develop Dushanbe trolleybus network

7 января, 2020 18:13

DUSHANBE, 07.01.2020. (NIAT Khovar) –The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is arranging a financing package of US$ 8 million for the rehabilitation of the trolleybus infrastructure in the city of Dushanbe. It will cover the rehabilitation of existing power substations and the installation of feeder cables as well as trolleybus power transmission wires and poles.

The package consists of a US$ 5.2 sovereign guaranteed loan and a US$ 2.8 million investment grant from the EBRD.

Dushanbe is the largest municipality in Tajikistan. The state communal unitary enterprise ‘Trolleybus’ is serving 7 trolley bus routes, which annually transport over 11 million passengers. Less than half of the existing rolling stock is in use and only 28 per cent of trolley buses offer low floor access.

The investment is addressing Dushanbe’s obsolete municipal trolleybus infrastructure and is designed to make it more sustainable. It continues the Bank’s efforts to revive trolleybus services in Dushanbe as a low carbon alternative to public transportation in the city.
Recall that in May 2019 a presentation of modern trolleybus 3321 00 D, Belarusian production, was held with the participation of Mayor of Dushanbe Rustam Emomali that brought to Dushanbe for the first time.

“New trolleybuses have been set up to test in Dushanbe. In the near future, it is planned to purchase 100 such trolleybuses for servicing the passengers of the capital”, said manager of Development of public transport in Dushanbe, Abdulhair Aliev.

7 января, 2020 18:13

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