Environmentally friendly and energy efficient, the trolleybuses also have low floors, which improve accessibility for the public, particularly the elderly or those using push chairs or wheelchairs.
The purchase of the new vehicles is part of an EBRD and EU project to modernise public transportation in Bal?i for which the EBRD has provided a 3 million loan and the EU contributed a 1.6 million capital expenditure grant from its Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF).
The financing will also allow the Bal?i Trolleybus Authority to upgrade the existing power supply infrastructure and to modernise its administrative offices and maintenance equipment. The project will ensure the long-term sustainability of the company s operations by improving the speed, reliability and overall efficiency of the trolleybus service. This will include optimising operational costs and energy savings, and the adoption of modern management practices.
Bal?i is the second-largest city in
A special launch event took place on the occasion of Bal?i City Day at the trolleybus company depot to welcome the first nine of the 23 new vehicles.
Attending the event, Moldovan Prime Minister
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