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 the implementation of the railway project."

The  project had been suspended because of the 2011 revolution.

Al-Thinni told Sputnik that Libya also plans to ask Russia to help rebuild its military, implementing a number of 2008-era contracts signed between the Gaddafi regime and Russia.

(Source: Sputnik International)

(Rail image via Shutterstock)

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