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China's CRI, CCCC to complete Serbian railway project by end-2020

Author Radomir Ralev
China's CRI, CCCC to complete Serbian railway project by end-2020 Source: Serbian Infrastructure Ministry

BELGRADE (Serbia), May 6 (SeeNews) – China Railway International (CRI) and China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) plan to complete the overhaul of the Belgrade-Stara Pazova section of the railway line linking Serbia's capital Belgrade to Budapest by the end of 2020, Serbian infrastructure minister Zorana Mihajlovic said.

"Today, 1,533 people are working on the Belgrade-Stara Pazova and Stara Pazova-Novi Sad sections. In July, the right track of the section to Stara Pazova will be completed, and the whole section will be ready by the end of the year," Mihajlovic said in a statement by the infrastructure ministry on Tuesday. 

The overhaul of the 34.5 km Belgrade-Stara Pazova section of the railway was launched in November 2017. Back then, the Serbian government said  it plans to invest $350.1 million (323.7 million euro) in the project.

"At the end of August next year, we will travel from Belgrade to Novi Sad by train at 200 km per hour," Mihajlovic said during a meeting in Belgrade with Hu Xiaojun, the general manager of the Serbian unit of China Railway, the parent of CRI.

The Stara Pazova-Novi Sad section overhaul is carried out by Russian company RZD International.

($ = 0.9247 euro)

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