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Belarus PM urges railway infrastructure development plan for Minsk in 2014

MINSK, 8 November (BelTA) – A plan to develop railway infrastructure in Minsk will be worked out in 2014, Belarusian Premier Mikhail Myasnikovich said as he attended the inauguration ceremony of the upgraded waiting room at the Minsk railway station on 7 November, BelTA has learnt.

The PM took part in the consideration of a number of issues, the majority of which were focused on transportation services during the 2014 IIHF World Championship and the development of railway infrastructure in the Belarusian capital. “We believe this area is still used inefficiently,” the Prime Minister noted. According Minsk Mayor Nikolai Ladutko, the present legal framework is the main constraining factor today. “Amending the legal framework, we will change fundamentally the conditions for developing this kind of infrastructure,” the mayor believes.

In this respect the Prime Minister stressed that in 2014 Minsk City Hall should work out a project on detailed planning of the railway infrastructure. “We need modern companies, facilities here,” Mikhail Myasnikovich said. He believes the idea will catch investors’ attention.

Another PM’s instruction pertained to the issue of idle approach lines to some companies. According to Minister of Transport and Communications Anatoly Sivak, an order should be brought to the area and lines which are not used in a full production cycle should be removed.