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SOCHI, May 30 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Railways company plans to take part in the third stage of the construction of railway network in the United Arab Emirates, RZD Vice-President Alexander Saltanov told Itar-Tass on the sidelines of the international rail business forum 1520 Strategic Partnership on Thursday.
“As concerns the United Arab Emirates we are waiting for the preparation for the third stage of the construction of rail network in that country,” he said. “In this part of the project we have good changes for participation.”
In parallel the consultations on participation of Arab investors in Russia’s infrastructure project have been underway.
“Moreover such a theme as joint investments in third countries also emerges,” Saltanov said.
By 2016 the United Arab Emirates is expected to launch a large railroad that will link Dubai and Abu Dhabi and by 2018 - other regions.
The first stage will lay a rail line from an industrial town of Abu Dhabi - Mussafah - to the port of Khalifa and further on to Jebel Ali free economic zone. The second stage will link Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the third one - Jebel Ali and Fujairah.
The RZD is also interested in the construction of railways in Brazil, Saltanov said noting the delegation of the Russian Railways company will leave for Brazil “to exchange information on the projects of mutual interest.”
In January 2013 Brazil’s National Land Transport Agency announced a tender to conduct a feasibility study of the construction of railways to Anapolis and Goiania. Six consortiums of Brazilian, Spanish, Portuguese and French companies demonstrated interest in the bidding contest.
The construction is preliminarily estimated at around $390 million. Over 40 infrastructure corporations have already showed interest in the project’s implementation.