According to Lasha Abashidze, Tbilisi Vice Mayor, the new buses will appear in Tbilisi streets in August. Abashidze says that a tender for the purchase of 175 buses run on compressed natural gas has already been announced. As specified in the tender documents, the bidder should have 15 years of experience in production and supply of specific models of buses. The company winner must take responsibility for repairing buses by its own representatives if they break down.
Tbilisi City Hall will spend EUR 30 million allocated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the purchase of new buses.