Mozambique purchase 200 buses from China’s Yutong

25 November 2015

The government of Mozambique has bought 200 buses from Chinese company Yutong Bus Co. to improve the public transport network in the capital, Maputo and its outskirts, said the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Transport and Communications.

Pedro Augusto Inglês told Mozambican daily newspaper Diario de Moçambique, that the first 100 buses had arrived at the port of Maputo, with the remaining 100 due to arrive in December and February next.

The acquisition of these buses is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Transport and Communications, through the Development Fund for Transport and Communications and Sir Motors, a company focused on import, sale and servicing of vehicles.

The managing director of Sir Motors, Amad Kamal, said the buses would be sold to the Mozambican Federation of Road Transporters, which will put them into service in the cities of Maputo and Matola and the southern districts of Boane, Marracuene and Manhica.

Kamal said, however, that hi company had set up a public-private partnership with the state-owned port and railway company CFM for the acquisition of 126 carriages, 30 of which for the overground light rail system.

Last October 15 carriages started operating on the southern rail system and 14 in the central system, as part of the first batch of 70 units, which included 62 carriages and eight trucks.

The Yutong Bus Co. is part of Yutong Group, based in Zhengzhou, in China’s Henan Province. Its main business is manufacturing buses, along with production of machinery for construction, and real estate. (macauhub/CN/MZ)