KYRGYZSTAN: Trolza delivered the first five of 37 trolleybuses that it is supplying to Bishkek on March 23.

The 12 m long 5275.03 Optima vehicles have three sets of 1 230 mm wide double doors and capacity for 100 passengers, including 27 seated.

In November Bishkek Trolleybus Co ordered 37 trolleybuses from the Russian manufacturer, along with 15 from Belkommunmash. The €5m contract covering both types is being funded partly through the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development.