Russian company keen to engage in railway dev't project

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Addis Ababa, 13 February 2014 (WIC) - The state-owned Russian Railway Company is discussing with the government possible opportunities to engage in railway development project in the country.
Following discussion with Foreign Ministry State Minister Dawano Kedir yesterday, Russian Railway Company Vice President Alexandor V. Saltanov said: “We are in the process of contacts with Ethiopian partners and friends about the prospects of Russian-Ethiopia cooperation in the construction of the railway infrastructure in this country. We agreed to continue contacts and meetings and exchange of views and even jointly studying all the details of the implementation of such a great project.”
Ministry Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti also said: “Ethiopia seeks the engagement of Russian business community in investment and different economic sectors.”
“It is very important to work with the Russian Railway Company because it is well experienced and facilitate knowledge and technology transfer,” he added.
The company Vice president also had talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Ethiopian Railway Corporation officials on ways of participation in railway development projects. (EH)