Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
“We have a concrete project which had been discussed with Iran in the previous week. A delegation of RZD and RZD International will go there soon to work on the data for a technical task,” Saltanov said, adding that a railway section in Iran stretching at around 600 kilometres would be electrified.
The RZD vice-president noted that the final cost of the project was not determined yet, but, according to RZD estimates, it might reach more than one billion euro.
“We will shortly officially unveil the terminal that we established there (in Rason) jointly with North Korea,” Yakunin said, adding that the ceremony would be held on July 18.
Vice President of Russian Railways Alexander Saltanov told reporters that transhipment amounts at the terminal were scheduled at the level of 4 to 5 million tons. Russia was the main investor in the project.
Earlier reports said an agreement on the start of reconstruction work on the Khasan-Rason railroad and the port of Rason as a pilot project to restore the Trans-Korean Railway was reached at the first three-party meeting of the heads of Russian, North Korean and South Korean railway administrations in 2006.
“Our team has just returned from Vietnam, where the work on the railway line concept for transportation of Vietnamese bauxites to sea ports is nearing completion,” he said. We hope our Vietnamese partners will present it to the government within 2-3 weeks.”
The precise final costs estimated at slightly more than $1 billion would be determined by the Vietnamese government, he said adding the project was planned to be financed by the major Vietnamese private company An Vien.