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Saturday, 07.03.2015, 06:22
On 4 March 2015, Linas Linkevicius, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, met in Vilnius with Ambassador Ikram Adyrbekov, Senator of the Kazakh Parliament and Special Envoy of the President on the UN Security Council. Bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and Kazakhstan at the United Nations and within other international organizations and institutions were discussed at the meeting, reported BC Lithuanian MFA.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Legislation, Lithuania, Railways, Transport
According to the information on freight transport compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2014 the total volume of freights carried in main transport sectors has grown by 2.5% as compared to 2013 in Latvia.
The joint-stock company RB Rail and Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania submitted a joint application to the European Commission, seeking funding for the first round of implementation of the Rail Baltica project from the Connecting Europe Facility, as well as the Baltic countries' joint support letter signed by the Baltic transport ministers, LETA learned from Latvian Transport Ministry.
Although the construction of Rail Baltica railway line takes at least 4 to 5 billion euros, the three Baltic states will ask for only a tenth of the cost of building the infrastructure from the European Commission in the first round of funding, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Joint-stock locomotive repairs factory Daugavpils lokomotivju remonta rupnica (DLRR) posted EUR 20.2 million in net turnover in 2014, which is 21.4% less than in 2013, according to the company's financial report submitted to "Nasdaq Riga" stock exchange, cites LETA.
On February 24th in Brussels, Lithuania's Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevicius met European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc, informs LETA/ELTA.
Passenger rail transportation company Pasazieru vilciens saw a 7.67% reduction in passenger volumes in 2014, LETA was informed by the company.