[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced on August 27 that it will spend 9.1 billion won worth of extra budget to introduce additional eco-friendly low-floor buses.
The extra budget of 9.1 billion won is the amount to purchase 200 eco-friendly low-floor buses. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport decided to support the introduction of 354 eco-friendly low-floor buses (319 electric buses and 35 hydrogen buses) with the main budget this year.
Currently, all electric buses for city buses are being released as low-floor bus models, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is planning to replace 42% of all city buses with low-floor buses by 2021.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport expects that the expansion of eco-friendly low-floor buses such as electric and hydrogen buses will not only reduce fine dust, which benefit the health of the people, but also increase the convenience of transportation for the weak.
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