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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 […]

Chinese Team Pitches for Rail Contract

The China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) reportedly met with the Libya Rail Implementation Authority last week to discuss the reactivation of stalled rail projects. A $12 billion rail building scheme was split between Russian Railways (RZhD), tasked with building the line between Sirte and Benghazi, and the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC). CRCC won the […]

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 […]

Libya to Resume Work on Sirt-Benghazi Railway

The Vice-President of Russian Railways, Alexander Saltanov (pictured), has told journalists that Libya is indicating that it would like to resume construction of the Sirt-Benghazi railway. The company was building the railroad, which was to run along the Mediterranean coast and join several large cities, later becoming part of an international transport corridor in the […]