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China's Yin Long to take control of Serbian bus maker Ikarbus - govt official

Author Radomir Ralev
China's Yin Long to take control of Serbian bus maker Ikarbus - govt official Source: Ikarbus

BELGRADE (Serbia), March 21 (SeeNews) – Chinese bus manufacturer Yin Long Group has repaid the outstanding debt of Serbian sector player Ikarbus and will soon take control of the company, a Serbian government official said on Thursday.

"Two days ago, Yin Long repaid the debt of Ikarbus to Banca Intesa and in this way it qualified to become a majority shareholder of the company," Dragan Stevanovic, state secretary at the economy ministry, said in a video file posted on the website of Serbian private broadcaster TV Prva.

In September 2017, the economy ministry said Yin Long is interested in the production of electric buses in Serbia and sell them in Southeastern Europe.

Ikarbus operates a factory in Belgrade's urban municipality of Zemun with a manufacturing capacity of 250 vehicles per year. The company currently produces low-floor and articulated city buses, as well as intercity buses.

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