The project of construction of broad-gauge railway from Slovak settlements Kosice to Vienna includes investment in the amount of 5 billion euros, and the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin has invited Japanese investors to invest in it.
"We initially expected that the total Cost of construction of infrastructure will be around 5 billion euros. Allow me to inform you that We have reached a stage where relies the formation of a special Fund for the project. Invite the financial circles of Japan to take steps to participate in this project", said Yakunin at the business forum of the coordinating Council on Transsiberian transportation in Tokyo.
the project to extend the broad-gauge railway from ko?ice to Vienna attended four countries – Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and Austria, reminds RIA " Novosti ". In the EU the vast number of railway tracks have a track width of 1, 435 m, and in the Russian Federation, CIS, Baltic States and Finland – 1, 52 m, for this reason, the construction of broad gauge to Vienna will provide an opportunity, in the opinion of authors of the project to halve the delivery time of goods from Asia to the European Union and back (this path now using sea route takes 30 days, and will take only fifteen days). Vladimir Yakunin said that the share of participation of investors in the project has the ability to be " any ", and OAO "Russian Railways" will discuss the possibility of its contribution to the construction of the Russian government, reports the news Agency." I have no doubt that will or will not be delays due to political circumstances, the Project is viable and economically feasible, " said the head of Russian Railways. He also expressed hope that the situation in Ukraine will not affect its participation in the project. Remember, may 21, the Chinese delegation made a proposal to the Governor of Primorsky Krai Vladimir Miklushevsky implementation of the joint project on construction of high-speed railway to Vladivostok. 22 January this year, China announced the construction of the railway from Beijing to the capital of Russia the price of 1. 5 trillion yuan ($242 billion).