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The public transportation system is to get a boost with the purchase of 55 new buses which will arrive in March to expand the services of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).
Minister Mike Henry made the announcement last night on the monthly interactive radio programme, ‘Jamaica House Live’.
Minister Henry said his Ministry has been delivering on its commitment to provide an enhanced bus system through the provision of additional buses. Two loan agreements were signed last year between the Government of Jamaica and a consortium of banks, headed by the Commercial Bank of Belgium (Commerzbank Belgium), and including the DZ and AKA Banks in Germany.
He said 200 buses were to be purchased from the Belgian firm, Jonckheere Bus and Coach N.V., at a cost of Euro67.5 million (J$8.6 billion) which would see the first 40 buses being in the island by March 2010, with incremental deliveries thereafter, concluding with the final arrivals in November 2010.

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