The purpose of these activities sponsored by Cofide is to show bus operators the vehcicles they could acquire to deploy across the feeder roads of the upcoming public transport system, locally known as SIT. The financing corporation also seeks to explain what the benefits of compressed natural gas for vehicles are. The buses will undergo test on uphill paths to be evaluated by specialists from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, reported local media.
Moreover, NGV-related companies such as Pegaco, PGN, Neogás, Araper, Gildemeister, Modasa, Sinomaq, AGP, Global Bus and Bureau Veritas are carrying out technical training sessions, in addition to the exhibition. During the event, manager of Cofide Arequipa Daniel Manrique Alarcón said that the main objective of the initiative is to change the energy grid to natural gas fuel system in the short term.
In turn, Petroperú representative Rudy Mendoza Porta stated when taking part in the exhibition opening ceremony: “It is expected that CNG for the SIT operations will hit the city by the end of the year. If everything goes alright, LNG would reach the region within two years and the gas pipeline network in five years”.