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Jul 23, 2018

Oleg Belozerov opens XIV Assembly of Railway Chiefs

The XIV Assembly of the Chiefs of Railways began in Yekaterinburg on 20 July 2018.

The event was opened by Oleg Belozerov, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways, Alexander Moiseyev, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President in the Urals Federal District, Alexei Orlov, First Deputy Governor of the Sverdlovsk Region, Maxim Reshetnikov, Governor of the Perm Territory, and Alexei Mironov, Head of the Sverdlovsk Railway.

In his welcoming speech, Oleg Belozerov emphasised the importance of constructive interaction between the Company and the constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

"It is difficult to overestimate the importance for Russia’s railways of cooperation with the regions that lie in the area under the ​​responsibility of the Sverdlovsk Main Line. Because of its geographical location, industrial potential and the availability of high-tech production complexes in the field of railway engineering, the subjects of the Ural District and Perm Territory are extremely important partners for Russian Railways," said the Company CEO.

According to Belozerov, the role of regional authorities is especially important in the implementation of large infrastructure projects that can have tangible effect on the economy not only of individual subjects of the Federation, but on the country as a whole.

At the training ground of Sverdlovsk Railways, this concerns above all the construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway between Obskaya – Salekhard – Nadym and the development of the Perm transport hub.

In the course of the Assembly’s work, the participants will discuss a wide range of issues to ensure the availability of railway and commercial infrastructure for the clients of Russian Railways, the implementation of the Digital Rail project, the optimisation of basic technological processes and the increase of labour productivity.

The main aspects of the Holding Company’s personnel policy will also be considered within the framework of the event.