Lutsk Automobile Plant welcomes the position of the mayor of Lviv to support the domestic production of public transport, which was recently made public on the official page of Andrey Sadovy in social networks.
According to the press service of the Bogdan-Motors company, the head of Lviv noted the need to support domestic transport manufacturers and appealed to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with a request to introduce "protective tariffs" or a duty on the purchase of public transport abroad.
Lutsk automakers have been raising the issue of non-competitive conditions in the public transport procurement market for many years. From the very beginning, Ukrainian transport manufacturers are in a losing situation due to unequal conditions for the production of products. the Belarusian manufacturer receives constant state support from its government, according to Bogdan-Motors.
“Today, the domestic Ukrainian market is fully open for the sale of foreign vehicles, and since 2011, a free trade agreement has been in effect between Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, which allows customs clearance of automotive components at a reduced rate. Therefore, when a Belarusian-made transport enters the customs territory of Ukraine, there is partly an unjustified understatement of the import duty on fully equipped vehicles, and they are registered as components at the customs, "the plant says.
Bogdan Motors noted that under such circumstances there is no longer any question of favorable economic conditions for the Ukrainian automotive industry, and the prospects for creating jobs and favorable investment conditions and increasing national surplus value are generally becoming rather illusory. p>
The corporation recalled that the company entered the tender for Lviv with the Bogdan A70132 bus, which is designed to carry 106 passengers and has a low floor, which makes it comfortable and convenient for all segments of the population, including people disabled. The buses are equipped with a ramp and a fastener for fixing the stroller in the passenger compartment. And for the comfort of transportation, air conditioners are provided.
Bogdan A70132 is equipped with European and Ukrainian units, including an Iveco engine, an Allison automatic transmission, a front axle and a ZF axle. They are created taking into account modern requirements for comfort, safety and quality and comply with the Euro-5 environmental standards.
The implementation of large-scale public transport projects for Ukrainian cities became possible thanks to the cooperation of the Lutsk Automobile Plant with local authorities within the framework of the Urban Public Transport in Ukraine project, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.