Panama first in Central America with a “green” bus line

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(MENAFN- Panama press room)

Panamanian authorities have approved the purchase of five electric buses for Casco Viejo, one of the country’s main tourist attractions.

With this $ 1.3 million project, it will become the first in Central America to operate a green public transport route.

The old city of Panama City was included in 1997 in the list of World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

The Panama Tourism Authority (ATP) has indicated that the project to purchase buses and their chargers has been approved by the National Tourism Council (CNT) and will be funded by the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB) as part of the Global Urban Development Program for Tourism Towns.

The fleet will be made up of five units 9.5 meters long and with a capacity of 45 people. It will be donated to Mi Bus, the company that manages the operation of public transport associated with the metro in the Panamanian capital.

This green route can be used by the resident community, domestic and foreign tourists, and anyone who needs to take advantage of the cultural and recreational activities offered at the place, ATP said.

Before the pandemic, Casco Viejo was visited each year by around 400,000 people, nationals and tourists.

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