INDONESIAN MINISTER HANDS OVER FOUR LAKSANA COACHES TO BANGLADESH
Busworld South East Asia formed the stage for a special handover of four Laksana coaches to Bangladesh. During a ceremony at the JIExpo Kemayoran (Jakarta) Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi and the Ambassador for Bangladesh in Indonesia, H.E. Major General Azmal Kabir, performed the symbolic hand over of four brand new Laksana SR2 XHD Prime Legacy coaches to be operated by Ena Transport in Bangladesh.
The purchase of the four Laksana SR2 coaches was a direct result of the trade mission in summer 2018 led by Indonesian President Joko Widodo. It is also the first export order for Laksana to Bangladesh. During the ceremony at Busworld South East Asia Minister Retno Marsudi, the first female minister appointed to the post, announced that those four SR2 Legacy coaches will be followed this year by ten Laksana SR2 double deckers.
The 13 meter 2-axle SR2 Legacy coaches are build on a Scania K 410 HP (2,000 Nm) chassis. The double deckers will be build on the K 410 EB 6X2 chassis which delivers 410 HP with maximum torque of 2,000 Nm (1,000–1,350 r/mi). Both chassis are equipped with the GR875R, 8-speed Scania Opticruise with kick-down and oil cooling. Further more the coaches will have Electronic Braking System (EBS), Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Scania Retarder and Traction Control (TC) as standard features. Laksana also will be responsible for the after sales, maintenance and repair for a period of ten years. 'For Laksana Bus, which originally started from a machinery shop in 2017, this order is an important achievement that shows the result of the hard work, professionalism and passion of the owner and all his staff', as a spokesman said. Laksana, based in Ungaran, Java, exported buses Fiji and expects to extend its export to other neighbouring countries as India and possible also to the middle East.