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Six bid for Miskolc tram contract

Six companies have submitted bids in a tender to supply the city of Miskolc (NE Hungary) with 31 trams by the Friday deadline, local transport company MVK said.

Ten companies purchased the tender documentation.

A winner is expected to be announced in August.

The tender is the fourth Miskolc has called for the trams. The earlier three were annulled by the Public Procurement Arbitration Board (KDB).

Miskolc has HUF 40 billion to develop its tram system, most of it from EU funding. A HUF 15 billion refurbishment and expansion of the city's tram line was started in May last year.

Miskolc Zöld Nyíl (Green Arrow), a consortium of Colas-Alterra, COLAS UT, WIS and PENTAVIA, is renovating 9.6 km of the existing line and adding one and a half kilometers to it. That part of the project is to be completed at the end of 2011.