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RZD International Participated in the "Transport & Logistics of South East Europe and Danube Region" Conference
On March 27, the delegation from RZD International took part in the 6th Business Conference “Transport & Logistics of South East Europe and Danube Region”, dedicated to modernization and development of transport and logistics infrastructure in the countries of the Balkan Peninsula, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia.

Representatives from the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, world's largest transport and logistics industries and other honorable guests participated in the event.

At the conference, delegates from RZD International presented the company's activities, modern technical solutions and technologies, employed by the Russian Railways holding and RZD International in Russia and abroad. In the framework of the panels and meetings with the business partners, colleagues shared their opinions on the issues of the current condition of the transport infrastructure of the region and effects of investments in railway and road corridors construction on the freight transportation development.

The list of the key topics of the event also included automatization of the transportation processes, current and future projects on the transport infrastructure of the South East Europe and Danube region improvement, and some other issues.

Background:

Since 2014, RZD International, a part of the Russian Railways holding, has been carrying out extensive works on construction and modernization of railway infrastructure in the Republic of Serbia.

To date, the Company has already finished reconstruction of the Belgrade-Pancevo section, railway facilities within the the Pan-European Transport Corridor X development project, Resnik – Valjevo section on the Belgrade – Bar railway line. Also, Russian-made Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) trains were delivered to Serbia.

The Company is currently working on construction of the unique to Serbia railway facilities - Cortanovci tunnel and 3 km-long viaduct in a floodplain of the Danube river in the Stara Pazova – Novi Sad section of the Belgrad – Budapest railway line. In addition, the reconstruction of the existing and construction of the new double-track railway for the speed of 200 km/h is under way there.

Along with that, “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 cost of the contract totals €230 Mln. The Document stipulates construction works and procurement of materials in terms of the second stage of reconstruction, modernization and construction of the double-track railway for the speed of 200 km/h in the 40,44 km long Stara Pazova – Novi Sad section of the Belgrade – Budapest railway line and elaboration of the project on reconstruction and modernization of the 210 km long railway line connecting Valjevo – Vrbnica – frontier with Montenegro.

In addition, the Company will perform design and construction of the Integrated Traffic Control Center in the Republic of Serbia.


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Date of publication: 27.03.2019

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