North Korea and Russia To Rebuild Rail Connection, Will Help Complete the Eurasian Landbridge

28 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>North Korea and Russia To Rebuild Rail Connection, Will Help Complete the Eurasian Landbridge</h1><p>May 28, 2007 (LPAC)--North Korea and Russia have signed a memorandum of intention on the reconstruction of a railway section, from the Russian border station Khasan to the North Korean port of Najin, a Russian radio station reported Sunday. The rail connection is central to the, involving North Korea, Russia, Mongolia, China and Japan. It will also facilitate a future link from the Trans-Siberian Railway to the Trans-Korean Railway (TKR, which connects North and South Korea, finally opened this month after fifty years).</p><p>In late April, representatives of the Russian Railways (RZD) and North Korea's Ministry of Railways signed the deal at the end of the four-day talks held in Pyongyang, <em>Voice of Russia</em> said. The Russian delegation was headed by Alexei Mersiyanov, a RZD vice-president for economic activities, while Deputy Railways Minister Kim Chol led the North Korean delegation.</p></div></body>