«High-speed Railway»
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03 july

Alexander Misharin takes part in Russian-French business forum «Infrastructure and Construction of Railways»

The forum was held under the auspices of Business Cooperation Council of Russia and France and with the organizational support of MEDEF International, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Russian Railways. The facilitator of the event was Union of Railway Constructors (URC). The main goal of the event is to develop cooperation between Russian and French businesses in the implementation of infrastructure projects, to exchange information and expertise.
During the round table "Conditions and Schemes of Cooperation between French and Russian Companies in the Field of Infrastructure and Railway Construction», participants discussed issues of joint implementation of infrastructure and railway projects in Russia and France, financial aspects of joint implementation of infrastructure and railway projects in Russia. They also touched upon capital raising, international financing, PPP, technological and industrial partnership in infrastructure and railway construction; exchange of experience, innovation, training of personnel. First Vice-President of Russian Railways, CEO of High-Speed Rail Lines Alexander Misharin, CEO of Elteza Vladimir Klyuzko and CEO of BamStroyMechanizatsia Alexander Miskaryan presented the experience of Russian companies.
At the plenary discussion "Joint implementation of infrastructure projects — the prospects for Russian-French cooperation" participants spoke about priority areas for joint implementation of infrastructure railway projects, the experience of implementing such projects, and partnership in third countries.
In his speech, First Vice-President of Russian Railways Alexander Misharin noted that the commonality of the approaches of the Russian Railways holding with European partners in the implementation of projects could become a basis for expanding cooperation in this area. Moreover, there is already a positive experience of such cooperation not only in HSR, but also in the reconstruction of the railway infrastructure.
President of the Union of Railway Constructors Gennady Talashkin noted that the international activity of URC is aimed at stimulating any expert and technological exchanges on the platform of the Union in cooperation with French and international organizations.
Russian and French companies discussed their experience at the seminar "Financing Instruments and Mechanisms of State Support of Infrastructure Projects. Opportunities in Russia and France ", which was held at the Trade Mission of Russia in France.
On the last day of the site, representatives of Russian companies visited the AREP Group, the French leader in the design of transport interchange hubs. During this event, AREP Group presented its experience in the implementation of major projects (renovation, reconstruction, construction) at SNCF stations, the French presentation on information modeling (BIM) and the "connected" station.
During the technical visit, the participants of the Russian delegation inspected the course of reconstruction of the Austerlitz train station in Paris.

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