Chinese companies interested in Rail Baltica contracts
LT Daily, LRT
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Chinese representative are coming to Lithuania to inspect Rail Baltica, the European-gauge railway project that will connect the Baltic states and Western Europe with a view to bidding for contracts, LRT reports.
"The transport sector is one of the major and most significant components of economic and social infrastructure. It is, therefore, necessary that particular attention is paid to it. During the 2014-2020 financial period, more than EUR 1.5 billion in EU structural funds are to be invested in this sector," says Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevicius.
A segment of Rail Baltica between Kaunas and the Polish border is officially opening on Friday. The Lithuanian prime minister says it is now up to Poland to upgrade its network so that transportation of cargo and passengers on the railway can begin.
Lithuania's Kauno Tiltai AB, the largest transportation infrastructure company in the Baltics, and Mitnija UAB, the largest construction company in Lithuania, have finished laying, remodelling and upgrading the first European gauge railway from Šeštokai town to Marijampolė town (Lithuania), Mitnija said in a press release.