Information published on 28 February 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 537.

Russia: Russian Railways and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare start joint project in Far East

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The President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov has held a working meeting with the Deputy Minister of Japan’s Health, Labour and Welfare Kazuo Futagawa.

During their talks, the two men paid particular attention to the prospects of a project to create a Russian-Japanese Centre for Preventive Medicine And Diagnostics at the Russian Railways’ Clinical Hospital in Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East.

Following the meeting, the two sides agreed on further cooperation and expressed their interest in joint projects in this direction.

“I believe that our cooperation is very important. We are ready to offer our Japanese partners a solid infrastructure and a clinical and client base to create joint medical projects in Russia, as well as unique expertise in the field of transport and production medicine,” said Oleg Belozerov.

In December 2016, Russian Railways and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of medicine and healthcare.

(Source: RZD)