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02 june

Russian Railways, Chelyabinsk Region, and Sverdlovsk Region sign Cooperation Agreement

On June 2, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017, Russian Railways, the Chelyabinsk Region and the Sverdlovsk Region signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of express and high-speed railway transport infrastructure, the implementation of joint projects, including public-private partnership, and the development of near-by territories.

President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov, Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region Boris Dubrovsky and Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Evgeny Kuyvashev signed the document

The agreement was signed in order to prepare an investment infrastructure project for the Chelyabinsk-Yekaterinburg high-speed railway and its integration into the high-speed rail system of the Russian Federation, including the selection of key technological, structural solutions and rolling stock, route selection, and feasibility study of the project.

Under the agreement, the parties intend to exchange information on the preparations for implementation and on possible measures to support the project. Russian Railways also intends to provide expert industry support and assistance in the preparation and implementation of the project. For further cooperation under the agreement, a joint working group will be formed.


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