On June 1, 2017 Ambassador of Ukraine to China Oleg Dyomin visited the FOTON automobile works of the famous Chinese manufacturer in Beijing. This industrial area is the first supplier of city transport means for the capital of China with population of over 22 M habitants, where the major factor is the environmental safety. The shops were seen where the assembly of modern city transports is made, particularly electric buses and trolleybuses.
After seeing the manufacturing area the parties discussed the ways for deepening the cooperation with FOTON taking into consideration the presence of this company on Ukraine’s market for 10 years. Parties emphasized that process of decentralization in Ukraine allowed increasing the funds with the local budgets to allocate for renovation of municipal transport stock. In this aspect the local authorities in Ukraine are prepared to consider purchasing the modern and environmentally friendly transport means from China via the tenders.
The prospective field of the future cooperation is the creation of FOTON manufacturing units in Ukraine. Parties agreed the soonest discussions of such cooperation with several Ukrainian companies interested to arrange the assembly of automobiles in our country.