SKOPJE (Macedonia), December 21 (SeeNews) – The Macedonian Transport Ministry said on Monday it has called a new tender to buy 202 double-decker buses for public transport in the capital Skopje, as bidders in the previous one have failed to meet the tender requirements.
Three foreign companies - China's Zhengzhou Yutong Group, Bulgaria-based King Long, and Alexander Dennis Ltd from Great Britain - placed bids in the previous tender last month.
The deadline for submitting bids in the new tender expires on February 15, the ministry said in the statement posted on its website.
Earlier this month, Ukrainian bus manufacturer LAZ was ranked the best bidder in a separate tender to supply 80 single and four double-articulated city buses to Macedonia for a combined 659.2 million denars ($15.4 million/10.7 million euro), the Transport Ministry said earlier.
Skopje, a city of some 700,000 people straddling the Vardar river, uses outdated and air-polluting buses as its sole means of public transport.
(1 euro=61.4464 Macedonian denars)