China and the UK are planning a RMB10 billion joint investment fund, to focus on areas such as infrastructure, agriculture, and hi-tech industries.
The tender process for the controversial Belgrade-Budapest high speed rail for the Hungarian section has just been released by Hungarian State Railways. Interested parties have until January 19 to submit their applications.
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Uzbekistan Railways has launched a new electrified railway line between Bukhara and Misken. With work commencing just 12 months ago, the 355 km route saw construction and installation works begin simultaneously from two sides of the railroad. Two segments of the railway lines were docked on the day of the 26th anniversary of the independence[…..]
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