Contracts for the purchase of 18 new public buses for the Dubrovnik bus company Libertas were signed yesterday in the City of Dubrovnik. The contract is worth around 31 million Kuna, and the good news for the city’s budget is that 85 percent will be funded by the European Union.
This latest order for buses includes two articulated, or bendy, buses, six city low-floor buses and seven city-suburban buses and three suburban buses.
"Citizens will directly feel the benefits of this procurement because buses of the latest environmental norms, the latest standards, will come to our roads. The age of the bus will drop from 12, as it is now, to nine next year. We are working intensively to withdraw certain funds from EU funds in the coming period, also for the purchase of new buses,” said the director of Libertas Franko Mekišić.
On this occasion, the Mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, said that this city administration has once again shown how European funds should be used, in this particular case for the modernization of the Libertas fleet.