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SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 25 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's southern city of Haskovo expects to receive some 5 million levs ($2.9 million/2.5 million euro) of government funding for the purchase of up to five electric buses, the city mayor has said.
The Haskovo municipality has already submitted the project to the environment ministry and expects to provide all necessary documentation for its implementation by the end of July, Dobri Belivanov told private radio station Focus on Monday.
Belivanov hopes that the new electric buses will benefit the city's air quality as they are planned to service the busiest bus lines in Haskovo.
In May, environment minister Neno Dimov said that the ministry will allocate 390 million levs to municipalities in Bulgaria that have the highest levels of air pollution, with Haskovo being one of the 11 eligible for financing under the programme, local news website Haskovo.net said last week.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)