The Ministry of transport: Russia can participate in the creation of transport infrastructure in Kuwait


SOCHI, November 10. Russia can participate in the projects on creation of transport infrastructure in Kuwait. In turn, Kuwaiti investors have the opportunity to invest in transportation projects in Russia. About it told journalists the head of Ministry of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov.

“We expect our opportunities in the first place, the possibility of “Russian Railways”, may be involved in the development and implementation of infrastructure projects of railway communication on the territory of Kuwait,” the Minister said.

Thus, according to him, Moscow hopes that “the Kuwaiti investors, using the tools that Russia has, for example, the Russian direct investment Fund will participate in the implementation of our transport projects, projects to develop transport infrastructure”. “Today, we have produced a large block of such projects: the development of road infrastructure, and the development of port infrastructure, construction of new airports as well as railway infrastructure”, – said Sokolov.

The Russian transport Ministry is ready to discuss the issue of direct air links with Kuwait. “If we believe in economic efficiency of opening direct air links with Kuwait, our carriers and Kuwaiti carriers will be interested in this, why not,” said the Minister.

Sokolov said that the Russian-the Kuwaiti negotiations in Sochi the transport Ministry plans to sign a Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of transport with the Ministry of communications of Kuwait.

He noted that the overall package of projects for cooperation in this sphere between the two countries is estimated at about 1 trillion rubles, the Minister expressed hope that these projects will find interest from Kuwaiti investors.