United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has given 14 Mitsubishi FUSO buses to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government for its Mass Transit Bus Project. The government of Japan has gifted/donated these buses that are manufactured by FUSO Master Motors under grant assistance to UNOPS.
Chief Minister’s House Peshawar held the ceremony which was attended by the representatives from the government of Japan, FUSO Master Motors, UNOPS and the KP government.
Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak thanked the government of Japan and UNOPS for the assistance, he said that the buses will be operated for the Mass Transit Bus Project and will be catered for Female passengers in Abbottabad and Mardan, the initiative by the Chief Minister was taken in order to honor the women of KP and their services to the nation.
These buses were designed according to the requirements set by the UNOPS, the buses will be donated to various government departments of KP, this will be the first of its kind operation to facilitate the women of KP.
A spokesperson from FUSO Master Motors said that Mitsubishi FUSO buses have 20 seats in it and the space to accommodate up to 20 more passengers. The buses were specifically manufactured to address the needs of mass transit, the batch of buses will help ease the ongoing transportation problems faced by the college and university students.
FUSO Master Motors (FMM) assembles the buses with the prominent name in the industry “Mitsubishi FUSO”, it is the part of Daimler Group which owns the world’s famous brand Mercedes Benz. With the initial batch of 14 buses, FMM is looking forward to additional orders to fulfill the needs of transportation in KPK. The company also develops school buses and has previously supplied school buses to governments across Pakistan for students with special needs.