AŽD Praha successfully finished the Project to safeguard 17 level crossings in Serbia
On the occasion of the 5th Meeting of Czech-Serbian Intergovernmental Joint Committee from 6th to 7th December 2011, there was formally undersigned the Hand-over Protocol of ten level crossings between the Serbian State Railways, Czech development Agency (ČRA) and the AŽD Praha company, which implemented the project of development cooperation.
„This document has successfully finished the three-year project, thanks to which we increased the number of signalling systems installed by us in Serbia to seventeen,“ precised Ing. Petr Žatecký, Commercial Exports Director of AŽD Praha. Modern railway level crossings will significantly help to solve the complicated traffic situation in the most endangered Serbian localities. The project in the value of one million EUR was endowed by the Government of the Czech Republic through the ČRA.
The Protocol was signed at the participation of the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Mr. Milan Hovorka, the Ambassadress of Czech Republic in Beograd Mrs. Hana Hubáčková, Deputy Minister for Economy and Regional Development of Serbian Republic Mrs. Jelena Marjanović and Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. Dejan Lasica.
The overall bilateral cooperation between the Czech Republic and Serbia develops so very positively according to the Ministry for Industry and Trade. In this year, the record turnover from 2008 will be probably overcome. The Czech export to Serbia increased for the three-quarters of this year by 66 percent to 281 Million EUR.
„Our cooperation with Serbian Railways surely did not finish by this project. It is planed now the modernization of about 108 kilometres on the line Niš-Dimitrovgrad in total value of about 200 Million EUR, on which the AŽD Praha company will also significantly participate,“ says Ing. Žatecký. The expected implementation of this project will take place from 2012 to 2014, and the AŽD Praha company will deliver the line equipment in the value of 25 Million EUR during these years.
Author: Jiří Dlabaja
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