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Augulis: Pasažieru vilciens has to resolve the matter with procurement of 32 trains

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe greatest challenge for Pasažieru vilciens this year will be the continuation of the procurement procedure of new trains. This project is expected to conclude with the successful procurement of 32 new trains by the end of the year, says Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis.

On Tuesday, 21 February, Augulis met with PV Council chairman Sandis Steins and Board chairman Andris Lubans. Officials discussed last year’s accomplishments and plans for this year. «Although the number of transported passengers has increased for the first time in the past nine years, major challenges remain. The minister emphasized the progress in the train procurement process and the necessary measures that remain,» BNN was informed by Transport Ministry.

Augulis mentioned during the meeting that there is no room for any more delays in the matter with the procurement of trains and PV should take full responsibility and organize a new procurement this year. «We need modern passenger transports that would comply with quality requirements,» the minister said.

At the same time, considering the size and scope of Rail Baltica project and railway electrification process, the minister ordered PV to work with European Railway Lines and LDz in joint realization of projects to ensure coordination and timely resolution of technical matters.

Lubans informed the minister that the first stage of the train procurement process is complete and that all contenders have qualified for participation in the second stage.

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  1. Ivars Bezdechi says:

    This article has a totally weird headline. “Pasažieru vilciens has to resolve the matter with procurement of 32 trains”

    Why is a quarter of the headline in Latvian and the rest in English? Why say “Pasažieru vilciens” when you can say “passenger trains”?

    So sad when online and print publications so mess up English when there are so many native English speakers in Latvia and abroad who don’t fake as though they have a total comprehension and ability to write proper English.

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