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Tuesday, 31.05.2016, 05:02
One should not harbor any illusions about quick progress in finalizing the intergovernmental agreement between the three Baltic States about the European-gauge railway project, Rail Baltica project, the Latvian Transport Ministry official said on the public Latvian Radio today, cites LETA.
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The European Commission (EC), which is about to complete the investigation initiated by Poland's Orlen into the railway stretch to Renge, Latvia, dismantled by Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) proposes two solutions, Lithuanian Transport and Communications Minister Rimantas Sinkevicius says, cites LETA/BNS.
In relation to Rail Baltica high-speed rail project, it is important that the Baltic states conclude an intergovernmental agreement as soon as possible in order to speed up the project and demonstrate that the Baltic states have a common stance. Otherwise, financing to the project might be threatened, said Dins Merirands, Transport Ministry’s deputy state secretary and a board member in Eiropas Dzelzcela Linijas (EDL, European Railway Lines), the Latvian shareholder in RB Rail that is implementing the Rail Baltica project, cites LETA.