Authorities of Kropyvnytsky city signed an agreement on a loan of 282 million hryvnia for the reconstruction of the trolleybus network with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. This is reported by Ukrinform.
The signing of the agreement between the representatives of the EBRD and the mayor of Kropyvnytskyi Andriy Raikovych took place in the central office of the bank in Kyiv.
"The funds allocated by the EBRD in the amount of UAH 282 million will be spent for the modernization of traction stations, the contact network and the renewal of trolleybuses. We will be able to purchase about 20 trolleybuses, but we will be able to tell you about the exact number later," said the head of the Electrotrans company Olexander Lutsenko.
According to the terms of the concluded agreement, the EBRD will send a commission to Kropyvnytsky, which will make technical conclusions and leave recommendations for modernization and reconstruction.
"They should recommend what to update and change. When there is a vision of the number of substations that need to be modernized, as well as trolleybus lines, we will see how many trolleybuses we can buy, "Lutsenko explained.
Earlier it was reported that in Lviv they intend to purchase buses and trolleybuses abroad in 2019 instead of domestic producers.