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New Projects Prove Quality Best. Russian Railways Holding to Continue Joint Collaboration with Serbian Railwaymen at the Request of the Government of Serbia
RZD International LLC and JSC Serbian Railways Infrastructure have signed a contract for design and construction works on the railway infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia and for the Integrated Traffic Control Center creation. The signing took place during the official visit of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Serbia.

The Contract stipulates construction works and procurement of materials at the second stage of reconstruction, modernization and construction of the double-track railway for the speed of 200 km/h on the 40,44 km long Stara Pazova – Novi Sad section of the Belgrade – Budapest railway line. This comprises construction of the electro-technical infrastructure, engineering facilities and associated objects, power engineering facilities, works on stream regulation and right-of-way arrangement. 

In compliance with another article of the document, RZD International will draft a project of reconstruction and modernization of the 210 km long railway line connecting Valjevo – Vrbnica – frontier with Montenegro, with a view to its following implementation.

In addition, the Company will perform design and construction of the Integrated Traffic Control Center in the Republic of Serbia. Experts say the creation of such center will take approximately 3 years.

The document was signed by General Director of RZD International Sergey Pavlov and Acting General Director of the JSC Serbian Railways Infrastructure Miroljub Jevtich. The cost of the contract totals about €230 Mln.

On the same day, JSC RZD and the Government of Serbia inked a Memorandum. It paves the way for JSC Russian Railways represented by specialized company RZD International to participate in routine maintenance of the Serbian railway infrastructure objects. This Document comes as part of cooperation in terms of Memorandum of strategic partnership development and joint implementation of the railway infrastructure projects in the Republic of Serbia signed between JSC Russian Railways and the Government of Serbia in March last year.

Background:

On March 30, 2018, JSC Russian Railways and the Government of the Republic of Serbia signed Memorandum on Strategic Partnership Development and Joint Implementation of Railway Infrastructure Projects in the Republic of Serbia.

The document defines the basic aspects of development of collaboration on the rail transport and joint implementation of railway infrastructure projects with Russian Railways represented by the specialized company "RZD International". The parties agreed on partnership in the areas of maintenance of railway infrastructure, upgrading and construction of the new tracks, experience and technology exchange and joint educational programs. In addition, the decision of mutual professional aid and expert consultations in case of emergencies was made.

RZD International has been carrying out modernization and construction of the Serbian railways on behalf of the Russian Railways Holding since 2014. To date, the Company has completed reconstruction of the Belgrade – Pancevo and Resnik – Valjevo sections under the Pan-European Transport Corridor X development project and carried out construction of railway tracks on the Jejelev bridge. Also, 27 Russian-made Diesel Multiple Unit trains (DMU) were delivered to Serbia. Now RZD International is constructing unique to Serbia facilities – the viaduct in the floodplain of the Danube River and the Chortanovci tunnel, – and reconstructing the Stara Pazova – Novi Sad section for the train speed of 200 km/h.

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Date of publication: 17.01.2019

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