Belarus to receive Chinese financing for electrification works

Belarusian Railway and China’s Export-Import bank signed a USD 65.7 million loan agreement which will finance the electrification of two railway sections.
The Chinese loan will provide funds for electrification works on Žlobin – Kalinkavičy section and for the third stage of Žlobin – Kalinkavičy section, which will be completed in 2020.
Belarusian Railway has completed the electrification of Homiel – Žlobin-Asipovičy and Maladziečna – Gudogai – Lithuanian state border sections.
Currently, 22.5% of the 1228-km of rail track in Belarus is electrified and the authorities plan to electrify 60 km of railways per year.

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