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The festive ceremony of closing a social program School Bus was held in the Development Bank

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.