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Government gives Pasažieru vilciens and CAF two weeks for negotiations

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Negotiations between the Spanish Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) and Latvian Pasažieru vilciens (PV) will continue until March 29. This was the decision made by the government on a recent closed meeting.

Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss told the journalists about this.

He noted that the government will not be considering a procurement possibility. However, if a necessity appears, a decision will be made to re-distribute the money.

To the question on whether there is a risk of losing the allotted European financing, the minister replied that two weeks is not a critical period for the realization of the allotted funds. PV has convinced the ministers that negotiations are progressing in the right direction, and that there are possibilities of reaching an agreement.

Matiss claims Latvia will have new trains by 2015 either way – the question is only in the means of acquiring them.

Documents presented by the Transport Ministry state that PV and CAF had reached a conceptual agreement on the contract of April 2, 2012. However, this agreement does not comply with regulations on tenders, so there is still a possibility that financial correction could be applied to the project, creating a risk for receiving the European financing worth 100 million LVL.

Previously, the date for finishing the mediation process was put off several times.

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