“The meeting held between the Representatives of the three Baltic States’ Transport ministries was fruitful – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia reached a political agreement where Vilnius was recognized as part of “Rail Baltica” project”, said Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Šliupas.
Vilnius will be part of “Rail Baltica” project
The participants discussed perspectives of integrating Vilnius into the project “Rail Baltica” and agreed that the capital of Lithuania should be incorporated in the project. During the next Task Force meeting, to be held in May in Riga, the political consensus will be established in the Joint Venture Shareholders Agreement.
European gauge railway will connect Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Warsaw, with an extension to Berlin. European Union should fund 85 percent of the project.
The total length of “Rail Baltica” route in Lithuania will be approximately 360 kilometers, in Latvia – a little more than 300 kilometers and Estonia – approximately 300 kilometers.