ADB finances Battery-Electric Bus Project in Bishkek

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$50.65 million package to help the Kyrgyz Republic procure battery-electric buses and enhance transport infrastructure in the city of Bishkek. 

The project will also upgrade the infrastructure of two trolleybus depots and establish a 3.5-kilometer green mobility pilot corridor to increase bus speed and improve service reliability of public transport. The project will replace diesel and trolleybuses with 120 modern, battery-electric buses, with the aim to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in the city. The electric buses will use domestically produced renewable energy.

The Urban Transport Electrification Project is being financed by a US$25 million loan, a US$25 million grant, and US$650,000 in co-financing from the High-Level Technology Fund.


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