Belarusian Railway and the Export-Import bank of China signed a 65.7 million loan agreement. This document was signed as part of Vladimir Morozov’s visit to the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held from 25 – 27 April in Beijing. The funds will finance the third stage of the electrification of Homiel-Žlobin-Asipovičy and Žlobin-Kalinkavičy sections.
Of the 1228 km of rail track in Belarus 22,5% is electrified. Belarusian Railway completed the electrification of Homiel—Žlobin—Asipovičy, Maladziečna—Gudogai—Lithuanian state border railway section. There are plans to electrify more than 60 km each year.
The electrification of the Žlobin-Kalinkavičy railway section will be completed before the end of 2020. Ultimately the total electrified route length is expected to be 25%.
Vladimir Morozov also took part in the thematic forum on Infrastructure Connectivity, meeting the administrations of CUEC and CRRC companies.
Today, more than 30 Chinese electric freight locomotives operate on the Belarusian Railway network.