HUF 12.4 bln Allocated for Ukrainian Grain Shipment Rail Upgrades
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The government is allocating HUF 12.4 billion for railway track upgrades in the Záhony area, on Hungary's eastern border, to speed up Ukrainian grain deliveries, state secretary for transport Dávid Vitézy said in a post on Facebook on Friday.
Vitézy said the upgrades cover Záhony station, and the railway yards in Záhony and Eperjeske. Railway tracks that have fallen into disuse will be reopened, he added.
Construction work is set to begin in a few weeks, as the goal is for state-owned railway company MÁV to increase transshipment capacity in the Záhony area as soon as possible.
Vitézy noted that in the past weeks they have conducted talks with Technology and Industry Minister László Palkovics with all involved Hungarian actors and also with the leadership of Ukrainian Railways in Berlin. The exact technical content of the upgrades was determined together with MÁV specialists based on these consultations.
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