PHILIPPINES: A ceremony at Manila’s South Harbor on December 11 marked the arrival of two three-car diesel multiple-units, which are to enter service on Philippine National Railways’ routes from FTI station to Tutuban and Malabon from December 16.
AFGHANISTAN: A contract for the design and construction of the first phase of the fourth section of the railway being built to link Khaf in Iran with Herat province has been signed by the Afghanistan Railway Authority and Kazak company Integra Construction.
KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom Kazakhstan and Knorr-Bremse Russia have signed a comprehensive agreement for the corrective and preventive maintenance of braking systems on up to 200 twin-section freight locomotives and 95 passenger locomotives being supplied to national railway KTZ. This includes the supply of replacement parts.
MONGOLIA: Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International is to provide technical assistance for the development of a 414 km rail link into the Tavan Tolgoi coalfield, following the signing of a co-operation agreement in Ulaanbaatar on December 3.