Meanwhile, Eduardo Pizano, president of Naturgas, explained that the intention is to give a strong impetus to the use of CNG in public transport and especially in the vehicles that will be in service in Valledupar. “We will agree with transport operators and present the advantages of this cheap and clean technology, which would lower costs by up to 50%,” said the executive, according to a report published by El País Vallenato.
In its 2012-2015 Administration Program, Fredys Socarrás proposed the development and implementation of the Strategic Public Transport System of Valledupar (SETP), including the equipment replacement and the promotion of clean technologies in the sector.
Medellín’s Metroplús offers public transport service with a fleet of natural gas buses and is regarded as a model of sustainable transport in Colombia, just like the Metropolitano system in Lima, Peru.
It is noteworthy that Cartagena will host the most important NGV event of Latin America in 2013. The international conference and exhibition NGV2013 Colombia will be held on November 6-8 at Las Americas Resort & Centro de Convenciones. For further information, please visit its official website.