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National Asset Manager to support Hungarian bus makers in public procurement

The National Asset Management (MNV) Zrt would like to enforce the application principles of the public procurement act in this year's procurement tenders of the Volán bus companies in order to support Hungarian manufacturers, the National Economy Ministry told the business daily Napi Gazdaság.

In order to promote Hungarian bus makers' interests and help them acquire markets, the Hungarian Bus Manufacturers' Cluster Association (MAK) has participated in several talks with MNV officials in charge of the Volán bus companies, officials of the National Economy Ministry as well as the Budapest transport company BKV and the National Transport Holding, MAK chairman István Fórián told the paper.

The Cluster Association has made proposals for the establishment of a system of criteria relating to bus purchases and for a return to traditional export markets. The Association plans to map the European export markets for supplier companies and to develop joint projects to develop buses using alternative fuels.