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KALININGRAD, September 12 (Itar-Tass) — The 4th Baltic transport forum begins here on Wedensday. Natalia Borovkova, official at the organizing committee, has told Itar-Tass, "The international forum in Kaliningrad, the meeting which has already become regular, has drawn experts on transport, executives of major companies in the transport industry and allied sectors, and representatives of state-run organizations from Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan".
The present forum is held within the framework of Russia's presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States under the auspices of the Rosmorrechflot (Federal Agency for River and Marine Transport) and the Kaliningrad Region government.
"Participants in the forum are to discss topical problems of the sector ways to strengthen and expand contacts between representatives of all types of transport, and the development of business cooperation in the Baltic Sea area which is a major transportation hub by virtue of its geographical position," Borovkova pointed out.
The synopses of reports presented for analysis within the scope of panel discussions during the two-day forum mention such subjects as the infrastructure of ports, railways, motor roads and inland water transport facilities, the logistics potential of the region, international transit transportation, transport corridors, the integration of the Baltic area into the Eurasian transport logistics system, and innovative solutions, and State-private busineess partnership, and other matters.
The 4th Baltic transport forum, organizers believe, "is called upon to promote the elaboration of a system of interaction between state agenices, business organizations in the solution of key matters aimed at raising the balanceness, efficiency, competitive power, and the regional transport system safety".