A number of investment funds and financial institutions from Australia China, Kazakhstan and USA, expressed their interest in the design of the first in high-speed rail line, Moscow-Kazan, declared Alexander Misharin, first -Vice President of RZD (Russian Railways).
“We have nine or ten scheduled meetings. Virtually every one of them has the potential to form a consortium. The German Initiative and the French Initiative were created. There are also Kazakh and Chinese organisations. Investment funds that manage large amounts of money. Today we meet with representatives of an American investment fund” – said Misharin reporters at the pre-road show HSL project. He also confirmed that the interest in the project from financial and investment institutions like the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Australian Macquarie Group.
The project cost is estimated at 1.068 trillion rubles. It is estimated that 150 billion rubles would be on the NWF, (National Welfare Fund), 89.2 billion rubles – the Pension Fund, 150.1 billion rubles – infrastructure bonds, 224.2 billion rubles – loans, 30.8 billion rubles – Russian Railways, 64.2 – federal budget in the RZD equity capital, 316.5 billion rubles – subsidies for the construction phase, 43.4 billion rubles – equity loan.