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Chinese companies will participate in the construction of the Moscow metro
An agreement on cooperation in the field of metro construction was signed today between Mosinzhproekt, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited and China International Fund Limited. The ceremony took place in the Chinese capital during the visit of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
On the Russian side, the document was signed by Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor for Construction. "We recently met in Moscow and agreed to attract investment in the construction of the Moscow metro. This program is one of the largest in the world. It is, of course, inferior to the Beijing and Shanghai programs, but nevertheless, it is the largest in Europe," is about the construction of 150 km of metro lines, more than 70 stations ", - said Sobyanin, ITAR-TASS reports.
He stressed that one of the directions of the metro development covers the territory of New Moscow, "which in its territory is 1,5 times larger than the existing territory of Moscow." Sobyanin emphasized that its development requires "the accelerated development of transport infrastructure: roads, metro, public transport." “We agreed to develop a project where we, together with our Chinese colleagues, would invest in this branch, build it in the shortest possible time, and build transport hubs. This will be a key project for attracting investment, private investment from China in order to balance Moscow's investment package and accelerate the development of investment and infrastructure projects, "Sobyanin said.