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Bid for new Metro Bus.

20 companies vie for Metro-Bus concession

Approximately 20 companies with "reputable track records at the international level" have expressed interest in participating in the call to tender for the operation of the Metro buses -  the new transportation system proposed by the government for the capital city.

This, according to an announcement made  by Minister of the Presidency, Jimmy Papadimitriu, who explained that these are companies from over 10 countries across America, Asia, and Europe.

The official presided over the formal presentation of the terms of reference for the bidding process, which was held on Thursday at the Casa Amarilla of the Presidency of the Republic.

According to the schedule set by the government, the company selected to renovate the current fleet of buses will be announced on March 29, 2010.