The official explained they are committed not only to the environment protection but also to the commercial aspects. “Starting from the point the NGVs are much cheaper, we can also build a new industry and face the problem of the unemployment that we have in our country, creating new jobs and new skills for our people. This is a pristine opportunity for us,” he noted.
Regarding the implementation of CNG in other African cities, Ramokgopa stated: “I think that if we are able to bring the natural gas to our city, many others will be interested in doing the same thing, especially other big cities such as ours. I also think there will be a gradual migration to natural gas in other countries.”
It is worth adding that today the South African official will be in Marcos Paz, Greater Buenos Aires, where he will ride a CNG-powered bus (route 322), an initiative headed by Suncell Bahiense. There, along with members of the CAGNC and local businessmen, he will appreciate the vehicle’s advantages, compared to diesel technologies, regarding air and noise pollution.