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HUF 12.4 billion allocated to Ukrainian rail improvements for grain shipment

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The government is allocating HUF 12.4 billion for the modernization of railways in the Zahony region on Hungary’s eastern border to speed up deliveries of grain from Ukraine, State Secretary for Transport Dávid said on Friday. Vitézy, in a message on Facebook.

Vitézy said the improvements cover the Záhony station and the Záhony and Eperjeske marshalling yards. The railway lines that have fallen into disuse will be reopened, he added.

Construction work should start in a few weeks, as the aim is for the public railway company MÁV to increase transshipment capacity in the Záhony region as soon as possible.

Vitézy noted that over the past few weeks they have held talks with the Minister of Technology and Industry László Palkovics with all relevant Hungarian stakeholders as well as with the management of Ukrainian Railways in Berlin. The exact technical content of the upgrades has been determined with MÁV specialists based on these consultations.

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