* Germany - Mercedes will deliver 450 Citaro buses to Singapore
Mannheim,Germany -InAutoNews -19 July 2012: -- Mercedes received an order of 450 Citaro buses from Singapore’s SBS Transit, the most important public transportation company in the city... In April 2011 SBS Transit made an order of 300 Mercedes-Benz Citaro, and the last of these vehicles are currently being delivered. Now the company made another order of 450 units, all complying with the Euro 5 emission standard... The buses will be produced at the EvoBus plant in Mannheim, adapted to be used on Singapore’s roads. This is the biggest Asian order for the most successful city bus of all time, which saw production of over 33,000 units in 13 years. From May 2012, the EvoBus plant began production of the first series-production Citaro to meet the Euro VI emissions standard...
* Burma -To Import 3,000 New Buses from Japan
(Photo: Steve Tickner / The Irrawaddy: Antiquated buses on the streets of Rangoon)
Rangoon,Burma -The Irrawaddy, by MAY LAY -July 17, 2012: -- Burma’s crumbling public transport system is set for a major overhaul with 3,000 new buses to be imported from Japan this year under a joint initiative.
Around 70 Japanese engineers will give training in the three main cities of Rangoon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw in order to maintain the vehicles... The city bus importing project will be run by the Oriental Transportation Company as a joint-venture between several Japanese auto-manufacturing firms, which will receive 60 percent of profits, and the Burmese Ministry of Transportation, which will receive 40 percent.
But not everyone is happy about the news with existing bus owners worried that importing thousands of new vehicles from Japan will adversely affect their livelihoods...
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