Angola: Ashok Leyland to deliver second order of 500 buses

26 March 2009

Chennai, India, 26 March – Indian company Ashok Leyland is due by the end of the month to deliver to Angola a second order of 500 buses to Angola, requested by the Angolan transport Ministry, in a deal worth US$43.5 million, the company said.

Following a study of Angola’s transport requirements, Ashok Leyland developed an appropriate vehicle for the needs of rural populations that travel to the cities with agricultural products and return with provisions.

As well as a cargo compartment, the buses for Angola, with 30 seats, had been manufactured with a reinforced chassis and 4-wheel drive, the company said.

Three hundred of the buses were delivered as of August 2008, together with 200 Falcon buses and the second delivery, of 500 Eagle Mini buses, 50 of which with air conditioning, was carried out in January 2009.

Ashok Leyland said it was working with the sector authorities in Angola to develop specific vehicles for Angola. (macauhub)