China National Electric Import & Export Corporation (CUEC) will carry out electrification works for Kalinkovichi-Zhlobin rail section, informs Belta. Belarusian Railways and CUEC signed a memorandum of cooperation on 7th of July. According to the MoU the parties highly appreciate the progress achieved in the field of joint investment projects to electrify Gomel-Zhlobin and Zhlobin-Osipovichi rail sections and to renew the rolling stock fleet of Belarusian Railways. The main area of future interaction will be the cooperation in electrification of Belarusian Railways, including the section Kalinkovichi-Zhlobin.
The parties will facilitate the implementation of the projects to electrify the section Molodechno-Gudogai-state border with Lithuania and to supply Belarusian Railways with one-section freight electric locomotives as part of the contracts that have been signed already. In addition, CUEC commits to provide warranty and post-warranty service for the electric locomotives made by Datong Locomotive Factory for the entire period of their operation in Belarus.
Previously Belarusian Railways and CUEC cooperated for the electrification of Gomel-Zhlobin-Osipovichi rail section. The project was financed by Export-Import Bank of China.