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Railways: media, new line Hungary-Serbia-Romania

2.6 mld estimated costs, idea to be discussed in April

25 March, 17:32
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, MAR 25 - A member of the ruling Fidesz party, Janos Lazar, previously head of the Prime' minister Office, has announced to the local daily Delmagyarorszag that Hungary is interested in building a new 500-kilometers long railway between some major cities in Hungary, Serbia and Romania.

Lazar said that he made the proposal to the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban, who accepted it, the specialized portal Budapest Business Journal reported. The topic will be included on the agenda of a joint cabinet meeting of the governments of Serbia and Hungary in April, the Budapest Business Journal added.

The idea is to connect by the new line the cities of Pecs, Baja, Subotica, Szeged, Bekescsaba, Oradea and Debrecen and the project is expected to cost approximately 2.6 billion euros.

Lazar said that the project may receive financial support from the EU and from Serbia and could be completed in maximum ten years. (ANSA).

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