Iran Eying Oil-for-Bus Swap

Iran’s Interior Ministry is devising a plan to buy 3,600 new buses in exchange for oil to renew the ailing public transportation fleet of metropolises
Iran Eying Oil-for-Bus Swap
Iran Eying Oil-for-Bus Swap

In order to upgrade Iran's aging bus fleet, the government is considering swapping oil for 3,600 new buses, a deputy interior minister said.
Mehdi Jamalinejad added that due to rising air pollution and hosting the largest population, Tehran will receive the most buses, 1,200 in total, among megacities. 
Following the capital city, Isfahan, Tabriz and Mashhad have been prioritized for bus fleet expansion, IRNA reported. 
"The oil-for-bus swap plan is a solution to the government's lack of financial resources, which has been exacerbated by US sanctions," he said.


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