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Talks to Resume Construction of Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. A high-level Libyan delegation is reportedly planning to visit Russia soon to discuss resuming construction of the Sirte-Benghazi railway. Nasir Shaglan, Economy and Industry Minister in the Government of National Accord (GNA) told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper that he held “wonderful negotiations” with the Russian Railways (RZhD) company earlier in September. He is quoted as […]

Russia still planning Rail Line between Sirte & Benghazi

By John Lee. Russia is currently drawing a map of the planned railway line between Sirte and Benghazi with a view to resuming the project. Lev Dengov (pictured), the Head of the Russian Contact Group on Intra-Libyan Settlement, told Egypt Today: “The contract for building the railway lines between Sirte and Benghazi was signed before […]

Work may resume on Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. Libya Herald reports that Russia and Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) have agreed to set up a “Libyan Russian Business Council” to restart stalled Russian projects, including the 554-kilometre Sirte-Benghazi railway. The announcement came following a meeting in Moscow between GNA President Fayez Serraj and Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, […]

Russian-Libyan Rail Project may be Resumed

Libya is set to resume a joint project with Russia to build a $2.4-billion high-speed rail link between Sirte and Benghazi. During a visit to Moscow last week, Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni told RIA Novosti: “The head of the transport committee met with his counterpart and they agreed to set up a commission to review […]

Railway Projects to be Resumed

The General National Congress (GNC) has commissioned the Communications and Transportation Committee to choose a president and vice-president for the new railways implementation project, in the firmest indication yet that pre-revolution projects to build a 3,170 km national rail network will still go ahead. The $12 billion scheme was split between Russian Railways (RZhD), tasked […]

Russians in Talks on Sirte-Benghazi Railway

Transport Minister Abdel-Qader Mohamed Ahmed and Alexander Sultanov [Saltanov] (pictured), vice-president of Russian Railways (RZhD), have met for talks at Tripoli Maritime Port aimed at resuming the stalled $4.5 billion project to link Benghazi and Sirte with a 554-km railway line. According to a report from Libya Herald, Russian officials were tight-lipped about what was the […]