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Tsipras, Borisov to sign deal on Wednesday on construction of port railway link

Tsipras, Borisov to sign deal on Wednesday on construction of port railway link
Greek and Bulgarian Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Boiko Borisov will sign in Kavala next Wednesday September 6th a bilateral agreement to speed up the planned construction of a railway network that will connect Black Sea ports with those of northern Greece, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said.

The project will link the ports of Kavala and Alexandroupoli on the Aegean Sea with Bulgaria’s Burgas, Varna, and Port Ruse on the Danube River. The railway link is expected to create a new freight corridor that will boost the development of the ports and turn them into important trade hubs in the region.

“All these years, the ports of Kavala and Thessaloniki are not linked by a railway network. As strange as it may seem, [Kavala] is not even connected to Egnatia,” Spirtzis told radio station “Sto Kokkino”/IBNA

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