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40 VDL Citeas SLF for Oman

On Sunday 8 November 2015 ONTC (Oman National Transport Company) launched the new brand Mwasalat with the tagline ‘Your Destination Is Ours’. Based on a multi-year master plan, ONTC are going to carry out their public transport ambitions for the future under this brand. The launch of Mwasalat also marked the kick-off for the first phase of the master plan, with the presentation of the new buses for this first phase, including the VDL Citea SLF. In order to give a strong boost to public transport in the capital city Muscat, ONTC ordered no fewer than 40 Citeas SLF from VDL Bus & Coach in the spring of 2015.



VDL Citea SLF


VDL Citea SLF
The Citea SLF (Low Floor), with its completely flat floor, is the ideal city bus. The low floor construction makes it exceptionally easy to enter the bus and offers optimal access, for travellers with a baby buggy or wheelchair for example. The Citeas for Oman are equipped with a climate control system with additional capacity, ensuring that the passengers can travel in comfort, even during extremely hot times of the year.



His Excellency Salim bin Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ONTC (in the middle), hands over an 1:20 scale model of the VDL Citea SLF to His Excellency Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications (on the left). On the right Ahmed Ali Al Bulushi, CEO of ONTC.


ONTC
Oman National Transport Company (ONTC) was founded in 1972. The company's mission statement is succinct yet strong: to provide the Sultanate of Oman with safe, accessible and reliable public transport services. ONTC wishes to provide attractive public transport by creating an optimal national network with comfortable, efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. The fleet currently consists of some 200 buses. These buses are used for school, city and regional transport and long-distance and international travel. The company has around 320 employees.

Valkenswaard, December 2015


VDL Bus & Coach bv
Marleen van Zeeland
Communications
+31 (0)40 208 44 14
m.van.zeeland@vdlbuscoach.com

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