Bucharest approves the procurement of 56 new trams

Bucharest General Council (CGMB) debated and approved four draft decisions regarding the approval of a total contribution of around RON 9 million (EUR 1.92 million) for the procurement of 56 new trams of the 36-m long category through the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.
More precisely, the four draft decisions envisage the modernisation and equipment of tram lines 32, 41, 21 and 25 and the approval of related costs.
The four projects have a total value of RON 521 million (EUR 111.7 million) and CGMB is expected to approve Bucharest Municipality’s own contribution representing the covering of all non-eligible costs, as well as the 2% contribution of the eligible value of projects amounting to around RON 9 million (EUR 1.92 million). The amounts representing adjacent costs to arise during implementation will be covered from the local budget.
According to the explanatory memorandum, Bucharest Municipality has committed to buy 100 new trams and in May 2018 they submitted a financing demand for the projects concerning the modernisation and equipment of the four tram lines in order to obtain non-reimbursable financial assistance within the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.
The financing demands have been submitted based on the CGMB decisions approving the procurement of one hundred 36-m long trams, as well as the opportunity study “Procurement of trams and necessary equipment to improve public passenger transport on lines 1. 10, 21, 25, 32, 40, 41 and 55”.
Line 1 – 12 trams, total cost RON 120.8 million (EUR 25.9 million)
Line 10 – 12 trams, total cost RON 120.8 million (EUR 25.9 million)
Line 21 – 12 trams, total cost RON 120.8 million (EUR 25.9 million)
Line 25 – 12 trams, total cost RON 120.8 million (EUR 25.9 million)
Line 32 – 12 trams, total cost RON 120.8 million (EUR 25.9 million)
Line 40 – 10 trams, total cost RON 100.7 million (EUR 21.5 million)
Line 41 – 20 trams, total cost RON 201.3 million (EUR 43.2 million)
Line 55 – 10 trams, total cost RON 100.7 million (EUR 21.5 million)
It is mentioned that the projects have been evaluated, approved and selected for financing on 19 October. After being selected for financing, the projects enter the pre-contracting phase, a phase which precedes the signing of the financing contract.
On 18 October, CGMB approved other two projects for the modernisation and equipment of tram lines 1 and 10 to be financed within the Operational Regional Programme 2014-2020. Both projects envisage the procurement of twelve new 36-m long trams for each line following an investment of RON 120.8 million (EUR 25.9 million). The Municipality’s own contribution to each project is RON 1.8 million (EUR 400.000).


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