This initiative, which represents more than 350 direct jobs over one year to Annonay plant in Ardèche, was made possible through the financial support from Bercy and from COFACE (Compagnie Française d’Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur) on behalf of the State.
Minister of Finance and Economics Pierre Moscovici and Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq welcomed this initiative and stated: “This success reveals that the funding provided by Bercy to support French exports are relevant and effective. In this case, they even proved to be crucial. In turn, the State makes every effort to ensure that our businesses are on an equal footing with the essential support of the network of financial services.”
The batch of 350 Citelis CNG buses include 280 12-meter standard units and 70 18-meter articulated units, and will be delivered to Kazakhstan’s capital between June and December 2014. Besides, there is an option to supply 100 Crealis vehicles, also powered by natural gas. All buses will be branded under an “Original France Guarantee” and are part of the first part of Astana’s plans of fleet renewal.
Source: Ministries of Finance and of Foreign Trade/Iveco Bus