A joint Tajik-Turkish plant to assemble Turkish buses Akia, AKIA AVESTO, was officially introduced into operation in Dushanbe today, according to the Tajik president’s official website.

The AKIA AVESTO plant that was built in Dushanbe’s Gulbuta area will operate on the basis of a cooperation agreement signed between the State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) “Nasbi Naqliyoti Barqi va Ducharkha” (Tajikistan) and Turkey’s Akia Company.

All necessary technologies and equipment for implementation of this project have been delivered to the country from Turkey.

The plant reportedly has an annual capacity of 250-300 vehicles.

An official ceremony of introducing the plant into operation was attended by President Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali.

During the ceremony, the project for introducing the electronic payment system for public transport in Dushanbe was presented to the president.

All necessary equipment for implementation of this project have reportedly been purchased and delivered to the country by Avesto Group LLC.  

Akia is one of the preferred auto-bus brands in Turkey and Europe with its large product range.  Akia’s production facilities in Kestel Organized Industrial Zone has an annual production capacity of 600 vehicles.  Akia produces LF9-LF11-LF12 models in Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards with Diesel, CNG and Electrical options.