Hong Kong to buy British
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INCREASED demand for public transport between Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and new towns in the Hong Kong New Territories is expected to prompt the Kowloon Motor Bus Company to order around 300 buses a year for at least the next three years.
A large part of the requirement will be for llm-long three-axle double-deckers.
Orders have already been placed with Dennis Specialist Vehicles, Leyland Bus and MCW, despite the fact that Hong Kong operators are no longer obliged to give prefer
ence to Cornmonwealth suppliers.
• United Transport International has established a new company to provide a base for the development of the BET group's Far Eastern in
UTH Hong Kong will initially be based at the Kowloon offices of Citybus in which United Transport holds a 49 per cent equity.
Former Citybus consultancy company Passenger Transport Services becomes a wholly-owned UTH Hong Kong subsidiary.