Public transport company in Cabo Verde buy buses in Brazil

18 July 2016

Cape Verdean public transport company Solatlantico will receive ten Volkbus 17.210 buses purchased in Brazil from MAN Latin America to add to the passenger transport network in Praia, the capital of the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) archipelago.

Henrique Duarte, managing partner of operator SolaAtlantico, told the Cape Verdean press that after an initial purchase of 16 Volkbus 9.150, “which have had an excellent performance,” it was decided to acquire 10 units of the new model from the Brazilian company that manufactures MAN and Volkswagen commercial vehicles.

Founded in the 1970s by a Portuguese citizen when Cabo Verde was still a Portuguese colony, the company was acquired in 1974 by entrepreneur Edmundo dos Santos during the transition to independence, which became official on 5 July, 1975.

Currently, Solatlantico has a fleet of 20 buses, 10 of which are just over a year old. (macauhub/BR/CV)