20 Sep 2020

KAZAKHSTAN IS LOOKING TO RENEW ITS ENTIRE BUS FLEET

Intercity and intraregional passenger transport of Kazakhstan is in a problematic state. Used equipment is often 30 years or more old. So Kazakhstan is preparing to renew its bus fleet as the news website zakon.kz reports. According to analytical data, in Kazakhstan there are more than 12 thousand pieces of worn-out equipment, half of which are in critical condition.

The worst indicators of the quality of public transport are in West Kazakhstan, Turkestan and Kyzylorda regions. The statistics are not the best in the city of Almaty and the Almaty region, where the main share of air pollution falls on emissions from transport. The cities of Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Akmola region are leading in the active renewal of their bus fleets. The global trend of urban and interregional public transport switching to an environmentally friendly type of technology with alternative fuels is gradually entering Kazakhstan. For example in the Karaganda region Zhenis Kasymbek, 275 units of public transport will be updated by the end of the year.

The renewal is made possible by the Program of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development for the renovation and modernization of public transport by domestic buses, which is carried out jointly with DBK-Leasing JSC.

Today, several factories for the production of buses and electric buses operate in the country at once. The leader in terms of the volume of equipment produced is Kostanay SaryarkaAvtoProm, which has produced 2,413 units of equipment to date. This year, the plant delivered 713 units of Yutong and Ankai buses and electric buses.

The first public transport plant in Kazakhstan, Daewoo Bus Kazakhstan, has produced 1,613 units of equipment since its foundation. In the first 8 months of this year, the company produced 266 units of Daewoo buses.

The volume of the plant for the production of commercial vehicles Hyundai Trans Auto is more than 1,000 units. In 2019, the plant began production of Golden Dragon buses, producing 78 buses in the first year. Recently, the Semey plant has organized its production in Semey, which this year has produced 160 GAZ and Dong Feng buses.

The development of electric buses will be supported by the QazTehna plant under construction in Saran (Karaganda region), which will produce Yutong passenger and special equipment. The new plant plans to produce about 1,200 units of buses per year.

Busworld Central Asia 2021 will take place from 29 JUN - 1 JUL in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. For more information go to www.busworldcentralasia.org.



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