On September 4, 2017 near the building of the central office of the Development Bank the Chairman of the Management Board of JSC Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus S.N.Roumas transferred a lot of school buses to the departments of education of regional executive committees and summarized the realization of the School Bus program.
The event was attended by the heads of supplying enterprises: JSC MAZ, LLC Rusavtoprom, LLC Automobile Constructions, representatives of regional executive committees, mass media.
During the 5 years of program realization the Development Bank transferred 330 buses to regional departments of education. Besides buses for regional centers of special education and rehabilitation of children with special needs were additionally purchased ( buses mounted on PAZ Vektor and Volkswagen Crafter-50 equipped with special seats and a special lift for passengers in wheel chairs). All buses within the frames of the program are equipped with video recorders and media complexes which make the trip safe and entertaining for the children.
Modern technologies move forward and upon the request from the Development Bank Minsk Automobile Works elaborated a new model of school bus MAZ 257 adjusted for usage in the rural districts. This model was elaborated fully in line with responds from operating companies and those who transport our schoolchildren every day. The bus has 31 seat, a wide road clearance and is really comfortable for small passengers.
During the festive ceremony the commendations for personal contribution and active participation in the social program School Bus were awarded.
“The program is closing, but there are other tasks for the Bank to solve. The Head of the State announced that the Development Bank will be authorized to realize a new large social program which is to be implemented within 4 or 5 years. The Bank is convinced that the School Bus social program will further assist in realization of children’s talents and they will be able to apply their school knowledge to the benefit of our country!” the Chairman of the Management Board S.N.Roumas said in his speech.