DRC : TRANSCO bolsters its fleet with 16 new Mercedes-Benz buses

Congo’s public transport company, TRANSCO, on Monday took delivery of a new batch of 16 Mercedes-Benz buses assembled in Kinshasa by Suprême Automobile. This acquisition is part of the government’s program to modernize TRANSCO’s fleet and improve the quality of public transport services.

The reception ceremony was attended by TRANSCO’s Director General Cyprien Mbere Moba, the Secretary General for Transport, and a representative of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communication.

Mr. Mbere Moba expressed his gratitude to President Félix Tshisekedi and his government for this crucial partnership that will allow for the gradual replacement of TRANSCO’s old buses. He pledged to ensure the optimal use of these new vehicles so that they can serve the Congolese population for a long time to come.

The Secretary General for Transport, for his part, stressed the importance of strengthening TRANSCO’s operational capacities, notably by continuing to acquire additional buses in the framework of the partnership with Suprême Automobile. He urged TRANSCO’s management to protect and manage conscientiously the state property placed at their disposal, while respecting the company’s mission.

The Suprême Automobile representative reaffirmed his company’s commitment to working closely with the Congolese authorities and TRANSCO to achieve common goals.

This new delivery brings to 56 the number of buses supplied by Suprême Automobile to TRANSCO, out of a total of 230 ordered by the Congolese government.

It should be noted that TRANSCO faces other challenges in addition to the aging of its fleet, such as delays in fuel delivery by the government and the elimination of the subsidy by the national executive.

The arrival of these new buses is an important step in the modernization of TRANSCO and should contribute to improving the mobility of the Congolese population.

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