More than 80 new buses for Havana donated by Japan ›Cuba› Granma

A total of 84 new buses arrived in Havana this Thursday as part of a donation made by the Japanese government within the framework of Non-Reimbursable Financial Assistance through the Japan International Cooperation System Acquisition Agency.

The teams departed from the Asian nation to Colombia where they were assembled to continue their journey to the Greater Antilles to contribute to the strengthening of transport in the capital.

Before their start-up, the buses will undergo technical verification and authorization processes for road traffic on the Cuban and Japanese sides and will be operated by the Provincial Transportation Company of Havana.

Of the total of these means, 59 will be operated by the Guanabo Terminal and 25 by the Bahía Terminal –both in the municipality of Habana del Este–, a necessary help if one takes into account that the state of technical availability of the equipment it has the capital is around 432 available from an order of 882 buses.

The Cuban embassy in Japan and its ambassador Miguel A. Martínez thanked this donation, especially “the efficient management of the companies Itochu Corporation, Isuzu Motors and Busscar de Colombia.”

Before their start-up, the buses will undergo technical checks and authorization for road traffic. Photo: from the author
The teams left from the Asian nation to Colombia where they were assembled to continue their journey to the Greater Antilles. Photo: from the author

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