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    €2bn TEN-T rail action plan for Eastern Partnership countries

    2019-01-30T10:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The European Commission and the World Bank have co-authored an Indicative trans-European Transport Network Investment Action Plan which identifies priority projects to boost connectivity and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The projects include 4 800 km of new or ...

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    Telecoms company sponsors metro train refurbishment

    2017-01-23T10:27:28Z

    ARMENIA: A refurbished trainset entered passenger service on the Yerevan metro on January 19. Refurbishment of the two-car Type 81-717 trainset was sponsored by mobile telecoms provider Ucom. The train was presented to the metro operator on December 28, when an agreement with Ucom was signed to provide 4G ...

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    Yerevan metro to receive upgrade loans

    2015-10-07T14:14:00Z

    ARMENIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and the European Investment Bank are to provide loans of €7m each for the third metro rehabilitation project in Yerevan. A further €7m is to be sought from another international donor. The project would involve refurbishment of the depot, substations, power ...

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    European Union and Armenia join OTIF

    2011-07-04T04:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: On July 1 the European Union and Armenia acceded to the COTIF convention, which sets out a legal framework for international rail transport. Both automatically joined OTIF, the intergovernmental organisation which manages the convention. The European Commission said accession as the first supranational body will provide legal security for ...

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    Armenia looks to end rail isolation

    2011-04-13T09:50:00Z

    ARMENIA: OTIF agreed to the accession of Armenia on April 11, with the result that the Bern-based body which provides a legal framework for international rail traffic will gain its 47th member with effect from July 1. OTIF said the accession is 'an important step in the process of linking ...

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    Armenian concession starts

    2008-06-04T11:14:00Z

    ARMENIA: South Caucasus Railways officially took over the management of Armenian Railways on June 1 under a concession agreement signed on January 16.

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    Armenia confirms RZD as concession winner

    2008-02-01T12:11:00Z

    PRESIDENT of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin was in Yerevan on January 16 for the official award of Armenia's 30-year national rail operating concession to sole bidder RZD. The contract is expected to be signed during February, with Russian Railways' specially-formed 100% subsidiary South Caucasian Railway scheduled to take over Armenian ...

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    Armenia confirms rail concession award

    2008-01-18T15:04:00Z

    PRESIDENT of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin was in Yerevan on January 16 for the official award of Armenia's 30-year national rail operating concession to sole bidder RZD. The contract is expected to be signed during February, with Russian Railways' specially-formed 100% owned subsidiary South Caucasian Railway scheduled take over ...

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    Armenia looks to the private sector

    2008-01-15T09:29:00Z

    IN SEPTEMBER, the government of Armenia invited bids for a concession to renovate and operate the country's rail network, following an initial prequalification announcement in June. Armenia is currently implementing a wide range of economic reforms, supported by the US government, the World Bank, the European Union and the Asian ...