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GAM to issue tender for 135 new buses — mayor

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(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Mayor of Amman Yousef Al-Shawarbeh has said that tenders for a second phase of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be issued before the end of the year, and that a tender for 135 new public transport buses will be floated at the end of February.اضافة اعلان

Shawarbeh’s statement came during his participation in the Transport Conference for the Middle East and North Africa 2022, which was held in Dubai and organized by the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai and the International Federation for Public Transport.

Shawarbeh indicated that the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is currently conducting technical and financial studies for the second phase of the 52km BRT project.

He said that the GAM has formed a team to study the efficiency and ability of the city to serve citizens, including the provision of essential services that meet the needs of the population.

Shawarbeh said that “45 percent of the GAM’s electricity bill is covered through a project to convert waste into power at the Ghabawi landfill.  The project converts liquefied gas into electricity and lighting Amman’s roads has been turned into an energy-saving LED system, which also contributes to reducing carbon emissions.”

The mayor said that Amman Vision, founded by the GAM to serve as the municipality’s investment arm, purchased and operated public transport buses while applying high service standards.

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