Serbian Ambassador of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Tomislav Momirovic, and Ambassador of China to Serbia, Chen Bo, signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation regarding the purchase of fast trains on January 6.
This memorandum, signed between the Republic of Serbia, the company Srbija Voz a.d. and the companies China Railway International Co. and CRRC Corporation Limited, sets the foundation for procurement of fast trains that can develop speeds up to 200 km/h, for the purposes of transporting passengers on the future Belgrade Centre-Novi Sad-Subotica high-speed railway.
Momirovic pointed out that the document was a continuation of the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation in Infrastructure from 2009.
The minister expressed his gratitude for the overall support that China has been providing in terms of an efficient and timely realization of transport infrastructure projects in Serbia.
The ambassador underlined that both the Chinese and the Serbian side had made great efforts for the project of the construction of the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway to progress at a steady, uninterrupted pace and added that great progress was apparent in the preceding two months too.
“This Memorandum creates new opportunities for our cooperation in transport. China has state-of-the-art technology for the production of high-speed trains and Chinese companies are ready to share their technology with Serbian partners and give their contribution to the economic development of Serbia,” Ambassador Bo said.
This memorandum also envisages the possibility of cooperation on establishing a technical research and development centre, a training facility, a maintenance facility and, finally, a factory for production of trains.
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