Advance government procurements of motor vehicles will total 33,500 units in May – July, Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said on Sunday in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel.
“We provisionally worked out this program related to the automotive industry support in the government. This pertains to other government procurements also. About 33,500 automobiles of various authorities, organizations, including state-owned companies and companies with the state participation, should be provided in total over May, June and July,” Manturov said, TASS reports.
Government authorities will start procurements of automobiles scheduled to 2021 and 2022 as early as in the second quarter of 2020, as reported earlier. “This will actually provide the automotive industry to pass through this challenging period, specifically May, June, and July,” the minister added.
Manturov noted that Russian automakers will be 100% loaded with public transport production in 2020.