Source Pravda.Ru

Russian specialists inspect the route for future Trans-Korean Railway

A group of specialists from Far East Railway Department (FERD) of the Russian Ministry of Railways departs on Monday to the DPRK to inspect the route for the future Trans-Korean Railway. After the construction of the Unified Korean Railway, connecting Korea's south and north, the railroad would eventually join the Russian Trans-Siberian Railway.

According to the FERD press service, the group consists of 35 prospectors, project managers and other experts.

The continuation of the project study will continue in the context of the Russian-Korean memorandum signed in November 2002 in Pyongyang. The document provides for moving the main route closer to the ocean.

In order to do this, the experts will have to inspect more than 100 km of a new stretch of the proposed railway and prepare the corresponding technical survey documentation. They will spend a month in North Korea.

The first survey team was sent to North Korea in 2001. The experts inspected the whole 781-km stretch of the future Trans-Korean railway on the territory of the DPRK.

After the survey was completed, the experts provided a complete set of technical documentation for the reconstruction of the railway on the territory of North Korea.

At the same time, the Russian side had already started to modernize the 240-km stretch from Hasan station near Russian-Korean border to the junction with the Trans-Siberian Railway at Baranovskaya station.

According to the Russian Ministry of Railways, as a result of successful completion of the project, Russia will be able to increase the volume of rail freight by 500,000 20-foot containers a year. The additional profits resulting from this increase might reach more than $1 billion dollars. However, the Russian side is ready to participate in this project only if the Korean side would guarantee the freight volumes.

Business circles in Japan, China and Central European countries are very interested in the reconstruction of the Trans-Korean Railway and its connection with the Trans-Siberian Railway because this route will become the shortest container transit corridor "Asia-Europe-Asia" in the world. Freight trains would be able to travel the whole length of this route one way in only 12 days. Since the beginning of 2002, the volume of international container freight in the "East-West-East" corridor has increased by 38 percent, and during 2001 - by 25 percent, reported the FERD press service.

He announced his intention to create a news service called "Pravda," which means "truth" in Russian. Well, we are Pravda. The Pravda.Ru website has been working professionally in Russia since 1999

Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Comments
USA wants China to become backward, third world state again
Elon Musk and a Truth called Pravda
Science Has Once Again Declared: ‘We Were Created’
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
What would you do if you were Kim Jong-un?
There's only one man who can help Russia and the West bury the hatchet
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
The Netherlands and Australia officially accuse Russia of downing MH17 over Donbass
How low will America go?
German expert explains why European Union and Russia develop ties speedily
How low will America go?
Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it
Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus
How low will America go?
How low will America go?
Skripals fall under heavy British pressure
Skripals fall under heavy British pressure