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Cuba signs railway development contract with Russia

By on November 10, 2016

In this Aug. 30, 2008 file photo, a worker inspects a train station during rains caused by the approaching of Hurricane Gustav in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Cuba's labor union newspaper Trabajadores is reporting over 30 accidents between trains and automobiles at rail crossings in 2011. (Javier Galeano, File/AP)

In this Aug. 30, 2008 file photo, a worker inspects a train station during rains caused by the approaching of Hurricane Gustav in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. (Javier Galeano, File/AP)

LA HABANA — Russian company Tvervagonnostroitelny Zavod and Cuba’s Tradex signed an agreement to purchase 68 passenger vehicles as part of the Caribbean island’s railway development program, diplomatic sources informed Thursday.

The Cuban embassy’s rubric was produced in the context of Transportation Vice Minister Eduardo Rodríguez Dávila’s official visit to Russia. The document was signed by Andrei Solovey, general director of wagon-building factory “Tvervagonnostroitelny Zavod,” and Tradex Director José Antonio Arias.

According to the contract’s approved schedule, the wagons should be supplied to Cuba within a year.

The signing of this contract constitutes a new demonstration of Russia’s effective participation on Cuba’s social and economic development program until 2020.

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