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Partnership Newsletter

transport

[Issue 1 2012]

ICCT recommends hybrid diesel Euro IV buses for Eastern Africa cities

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has recommended hybrid diesel Euro IV buses to be used in the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in Addis Ababa, Kampala and Nairobi at the initial phase (2013-2020) and electric buses in the second phase (2020-2030). The recommendations are from a cost and benefit analysis ICCT carried out in the three cities based on technology availability, fuel availability and quality, and maintenance practices and capacity. The preliminary results also estimate the overall benefits of the BRT clean bus technology at US$30 million per year for Nairobi in 2035, US$10 million for Kampala city and US$20 million for Addis Ababa.

The study by the ICCT was carried out under a GEF funded project "Promoting Sustainable Transport Solutions for East Africa" (GEF SUSTRAN) that aims to provide technical and institutional support to the three capital cities of Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia on the design and implementation of high quality, efficient public transport that. The study was coordinated by UNEP that is also implementing the Clean Technology Component of the project.

The study findings for each city were presented at national workshops that were held in Addis Ababa (30 July), Kampala (1 August) and Nairobi (3 August), and at a regional workshop that was held on 7-8 August at the UNEP Headquarters. Below are the workshop proceedings.

 

National Workshops -Addis Ababa (30 July 2012); Kampala (1 August 2012); Nairobi (3 August 2012)
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Regional Workshop, 7-8 August 2012
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