Croatian major tourist destination chooses natural gas public transport

Croatian major tourist destination chooses natural gas public transport

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the introduction of green buses in Pula, a major tourist destination in Croatia, with a €5 million loan to Pulaprometd.o.o, the municipal transport company. The company will acquire up to 20 new CNG buses for urban transport in the city. The new fleet will consume significantly less fuel than the current fleet, have lower emissions of CO2, reduce noise levels and offer passengers a better and more comfortable service.

The EBRD will further support the project by providing additional technical cooperation of up to €410,000 to prepare an updated urban master plan and transport strategy for the city of Pula and for assistance to the company in project implementation, together with financial and operational improvements.

Lin O’Grady, Deputy Director for Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure, said: “This loan underlines the EBRD’s ongoing commitment to supporting Croatian municipalities as they adapt to market standards and EU regulations. We fully support the company’s plans to improve their operational performance in order to introduce sustainable transport solutions that also benefit the environment.”

“The City of Pula is turning more and more to environmentally friendly energy sources ranging from the construction of natural gas systems to establishing charging stations for electric cars. In the last few years considerable funds have been invested in the reconstruction and development of Pula’s roads. By acquiring new, modern buses we will further improve the quality of public transport services for all the citizens of Pula,” said Boris Miletić, the Mayor of Pula.

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