Amman orders Otokar

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The Amman order will be split between Kents and Vectio midibuses like this one. OTOKAR

Jordan’s capital city to make major investment in Otokar

JORDAN Shortly after winning a contract to supply Bucharest Municipality with 400 buses, Turkish manufacturer Otokar won an order from the Great Amman Municipality for 100 vehicles to be supplied later this year. Of those, 40 will be full-size Kents with the remainder to be Vectio midibuses.

Serdar Görgüç, General Manager, Otokar, said that the contract was won through Al-Adyat Al-Sareeah Latejaret Al Aleyat Co, a subsidiary of the Jordanian Manaseer Group which is the Otokar distributor in the country. “The buses we produce by focusing on our users’ expectations and considering their needs, continue to be admired in foreign markets,” he said. “We are honoured and delighted that after Bucharest Municipality, Greater Amman Municipality has also preferred Otokar. As Turkey’s leading bus manufacturer, we will provide relief for public transport in Amman, which has a population of four million, and deliver our modern, environmentally friendly vehicles this year. I hope the agreement will be beneficial for both parties and the people of Amman.”

Yousef Shawarbeh, Mayor of Amman, stated that young people, the elderly and people with disabilities will travel by more comfortable, safe, secure and environmentally friendly vehicles within the scope of the major transformation the city is undergoing in energy, environment, infrastructure and public transportation. “We have ordered 100 buses in different sizes to provide better service for our citizens to help relieve the heavy traffic, which is an issue for Amman just like all big cities,” he said. “With the 100 new buses we will offer to our people this year, we will have the best fleet in the region. As part of the transformation work, the buses will feature high standards including an electronic payment system. In addition to our environmentally friendly transportation system, we will also accelerate infrastructure works and pavement improvement projects.”