ROMANIA: Cluj-Napoca Mayor Emil Boc announced on April 18 that city transport authority CTP is to receive a €20m ERBD loan towards the purchase of five to seven trams and 50 buses.

The loan is to be disbursed in mid-June and would be paid back over 10 years using proceeds from a special 6·65% tax established in 2013 on every ticket sold by CTP.

In recent years CTP spent €32m on modernising tram infrastructure and €6m on the purchase of four Pesa Swing trams, with the help of EU funds.