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The first batch of new energy buses left China’s border, and the largest Chinese new energy bus order with Uzbekistan begins delivery

Shiliuyun - Xinjiang Daily (Reporter Chen Qiangwei) news: The reporter learned from Horgos Customs, a subsidiary of Urumqi Customs, that on March 14, 2023, 16 new energy buses produced by Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. departed Horgos Highway Port and headed for Uzbekistan. This is the first delivery in the largest order of new energy buses purchased by the Uzbek government from a Chinese company.

On March 14, 2023, new energy buses exported to Uzbekistan by a Chinese enterprise lines up to leave China at the Horgos Port. (Photo by Li Ming, Huang Yuhui)

The buses departed Zhengzhou on March 3, 2023, and after leaving from the Horgos Port, they will pass through Kazakhstan and finally arrive in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. In order to promote the construction of key livelihood projects in Uzbekistan, the Uzbek government purchased 1,000 new energy buses from Chinese enterprises, which are scheduled to be shipped to Uzbekistan in batches by May this year.

“800 of the 1,000 buses are made by our company, including 300 pure electric buses and 500 natural gas buses. In recent years, with the in-depth promotion of the “Belt and Road” Initiative, our cooperation with Central Asian countries has also increased, expanding from the earliest Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Central Asia is an explosive growth market for our enterprise in terms of export. This year, we expect to export more than 2000 buses to this region, an increase of more than double last year’s export volume.” Wang Wenbin, the foreign trade logistics specialist of Yutong Bus Co., Ltd., said.

He said that the order set a new record for China’s export of buses to Uzbekistan, and it was also the first time Uzbekistan imported new energy buses in large quantities. The buses will be delivered to the bus company in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and will be used to improve public transport there. The delivery of this batch of buses will enable Tashkent’s bus company to have the largest all-electric fleet in the Central Asia.

Fu Peng, the section chief of the Horgos Customs Supervision Section I of Urumqi Customs, said that in recent years, more and more products “made in China” are exported through Horgos Port, especially new energy vehicles have become one of the main commodities cleared through the port. The Customs will further improve the clearance mode and optimize the business environment at the port. And a wider range and more levels of personalized supervision will be expanded to support the “going out” of domestic automobiles.

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