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Even in the rain, hundreds of people headed to the National Stadium of Zimpeto to witness the delivery of buses to private operators of public passenger transport by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi.
In a symbolic way, 105 buses weredelivered to Transporters cooperatives from Marracuene, Boane District, Matola City, Zimpeto and Albasine in the city of Maputo. The remaining 95 buses should be distributed by the remaining cities of the country to private and public operators.
The Head of State expects these buses to help improve urban mobility in the country.
On the occasion, a carrier who was a beneficiary in the first batch of buses delivered in 2016 and who never had an accident or mechanical failures, fully complying with the maintenance plan, was awarded a prize. His drivers each received 100,000 meticais. And this is the example that the Head of State wants other carriers to follow.
Filipe Nyusi also explained that the batch delivered is part of the plan to acquire one thousand buses for urban public transport throughout the country.
Thus, the Government expects to see a reduction in the use of open vans, known as ‘My Love’, in passenger transport.
In 2016, the Government distributed 50 buses, last year 90, and the process of assigning routes for the exclusive use of transporters’ cooperatives is currently under way.Source: O País