Today on the premises of the plant management of OJSC MAZ the Chairman of the Management Board of the Development Bank Sergey N.Roumas transferred 10 MAZ school buses of 241S30 model to the Department of Education of Mogilev Regional Executive Committee.
The buses were transferred within the frames of the Development Bank’s program “School Bus”. The program provides for purchasing of at least 300 specially equipped busses within the period of 2013-2017 at the expense of the Development Bank.
It is planned that the program shall allow within five years to solve the problem of children’s transportation to and from schools in the rural districts.
After the official ceremony was over on the premises of the plant management of OJSC MAZ a new model of MAZ 257 school bus was presented, after which the guests were invited to visit the laboratory equipped with the office appliances applied by the design engineering and technological departments which were designing the new school bus model. The Development Bank rendered sponsor support for these appliances purchase.
The new model of MAZ 257 school bus was designed taking into account the opinions and wishes of the organizations to use the buses. The new model is created on the basis of body-on-frame-chassis with increased radius of liner passing ability and approach and departure angles. The bus has an engine produced by the largest American motor-building corporation Cummins of Euro-5 ecological class. MAZ 257 can take up to 28 little passengers per one trip. Each seat is equipped with four-point safety belts.
All changes and improvements to the new school bus design will allow to make the transportation along rural roads safer.