A Rail Baltic project team is meeting today in Vändra municipality to discuss how the tracks of the proposed multilateral rail project will run north of Pärnu. Observers are mildly pessimistic about any outcome being reached.
"Rail Baltica" in Lithuania
© DELFI (R.Achmedov photo)

ERR correspondent Ester Vilgats says economic affairs ministry officials, consultants and municipal leaders are at an impasse.

That comes a day after it was reported that the decision on the route of the rails south of Pärnu was made smoothly. That's in part because the railway runs across state forests, and would follow the existing rail line through the city itself.

But in the case of northern Pärnu County, the consultants accuse the municipality of resorting to emotional arguments, the municipality counters the consultants are too clinical, and it falls on the Pärnu county governor to play King Solomon.

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