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The Minister for recovery is presented with keys to a vehicle at bourg-en-bresse and asserts his support for the HGV sector

During his visit to the Renault Trucks plant at Bourg-en-Bresse, Patrick Devedjian, the Minister with responsibility for implementing the National Recovery Plan, was presented with the keys to a Renault Kerax Euro V. This is one of 105 vehicles ordered to anticipate French public authority needs within the framework of an invitation to tender issued by the UGAP and won by Renault Trucks in February 2009. Welcomed by Stefano Chmielewski, CEO of Renault Trucks SAS, Patrick Devedjian visited the Construction and Distribution assembly lines and reasserted his support for the HGV truck building sector.

Within the framework of the French Government's Recovery Plan, the Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Ocean, placed an order for 105 clean vehicles to anticipate future needs of the Interdepartmental Highways Authority. This order is part of a market for 1,500 vehicles to be delivered over a period of three years put out to tender by the UGAP (Public Sector Procurement Agency) and won last February by Renault Trucks. Patrick Devedjian travelled to Bourg on 29 October to take delivery of one of these vehicles. Welcomed by Stefano Chmielewski, the Minister visited the Construction and Distribution assembly line, which gave him an opportunity to talk to production operators and discuss the investments required to upgrade product ranges with Christian Lalo, the site Director. Stefano Chmielewski thanked the Minister and the government for the €250 million loan granted as part of the automotive industry Recovery Plan, to help maintain Renault Trucks' research and development effort. The advantages offered by the short time working measures introduced throughout the automotive industry were also discussed.

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