Es­to­nia and EU to aid Ukraine

The Baltic Times - - FRONT PAGE - BNS/TBT Staff

Zu­leyxa Iz­mailova, leader of Greens of Es­to­nia, said that the coun­try's cap­i­tal, Tallinn, is re­treat­ing from prin­ci­ples im­por­tant to the party. "In mod­ern cities, smart ideas are taken into con­sid­er­a­tion al­ready in the plan­ning phase," Iz­mailova said. "Tallinn is de­gen­er­at­ing and re­treat­ing from prin­ci­ples im­por­tant to me. Cop­per trol­ley­bus lines were taken down and sold as scrap metal. They will be re­placed by old rat­tling buses, while in Mu­nich ve­hi­cles with a Euro 3 pol­lu­tion stan­dards are pro­hib­ited from en­ter­ing the city cen­tre since Oc­to­ber 2012."

"The cur­rent city lead­ers lack vi­sion and the wise and pro­gres­sive so­lu­tions of spe­cial­ists are ru­ined with ig­no­rance," Iz­mailova un­der­scored. "Pub­lic money is in­vested in as­sets sup­port­ing cor­rup­tion, which do not pro­mote the de­vel­op­ment of pub­lic trans­port as a mod­ern and en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able means of trans­port -- di­vert­ing more and more peo­ple to use cars, which cause traf­fic jams on the streets as well as at­mo­spheric pol­lu­tion harm­ful to health."

Tallinna Lin­na­trans­pordi AS ( TLT), pub­lic trans­port com­pany of the city of Tallinn, has cho­sen an of­fer to sell to it buses up to 12 years old for 672,000 eu­ros as the win­ner of a ten­der to buy 1520 se­cond-hand buses. The win­ning of­fer was made by the com­pany KTK Tehnika OU, based in Kaiu vil­lage in Rapla county.

The buses must have a diesel en­gine of at least 160 kilo­watts of power, 4-6-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, and meet Euro 3 pol­lu­tion stan­dards.

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