Bulgaria, Greece to build fast rail linking ports on Danube River, Black and Aegean Seas

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-12 22:06:50|Editor: Song Lifang
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SOFIA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Bulgaria and Greece intend to build a fast rail to connect six ports on the Danube River, the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, officials said here on Wednesday.

According to the Government Information Service (GIS), the rail would connect the Danube port of Ruse, with Black Sea's Varna and Bourgas, and the Aegean Thessaloniki, Kavala and Alexandroupoli.

The Bulgarian Government has authorized the country's minister of transport to sign a relevant Memorandum of Understanding with the Greek side, the GIS said.

The construction of the railway would lead to complete multimodality due to the connection of road, rail, water and river transport, the GIS said.

"The project has a high added value and is expected to attract large investors from the Middle East, China, Russia and other major markets," it said.

The idea for this railway was raised last August at a meeting of the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Greece, Boyko Borissov and Alexis Tsipras.