OREANDA-NEWS. May 21, 2008. The President’s message reads, in particular:

“It is pleasing to see that your forum, which brings together state officials and representatives of business and public organizations from Russia and the CIS, has become a tradition and an important business event in the lives of our countries. 

You are to discuss the crucial issues of developing quality transport infrastructure unified by common railways standards. An extensive and smoothly functioning railway network means high standards and quality of passenger and freight services and, consequently, the dynamic development of our transport system and broad opportunities for international cooperation. The success of our efforts to develop our economies, create a favourable investment climate and intensify our cooperation depends to a considerable extent on the effectiveness of this work together. All of this should give new impetus to developing the 1520 Area transport and logistics business”.

The forum, which is taking place in Sochi (Krasnodar Region), brings together entrepreneurs, specialists and investors interested in developing railroads with a track size of 1520 mm.