The vice-president of Skoda, Zdenek Majer, announced yesterday that the company had made the decision to start building trams in Kragujevac by the end of 2021.
He said this at a meeting with the deputy mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesic, who, at the invitation of Czech companies, came to Prague to present investment opportunities in Belgrade.
Vesic notified the Czech hosts that the Belgrade authorities plan to “buy 80 new trolleys and 120 trams in the next five years, so, along with 500 buses powered by natural gas, with the first hundred already being procured”.
He invited Skoda to take part in the public tenders that the city will launch in the upcoming months.
Vesic also visited the company EP Holding, which is interested in investing in the energy sector in Belgrade, heating plants and new facilities for the production of heating and electrical energy. EP Holding is one of the biggest European companies in this segment.
Skoda’s mainly produces low-floor trams, electric locomotives, suburban railway units, underground vehicles, electric buses and trolleybuses. The company has several subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, such as Skoda Electric, Skoda Vagonka or Skoda Pars.
(Vecernje Novosti, 14.10.2021)
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