Szijjártó participates at inauguration of Slovenian rail investment

 MTI – Econews

 Monday, June 13, 2016, 12:00

Hungaryʼs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó participated at the inauguration of the €466 million electrification of a Slovenian railway line used to bring freight to Hungary, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Hungaryʼs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó gives a speech at the inauguration on Friday. (MTI/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Zsolt Burger)

The line was inaugurated by Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar. The 109 km Pragersko-Hodos line is used to bring freight from Sloveniaʼs Koper port to Eastern Europe. 

About 20% of the freight from the port has ties to Hungary, Szijjártó said. Hungarian companies ship or receive 170,000 containers through the port every year, he added. 

About €23 mln of the cost of the project came from the European Unionʼs Cohesion Fund.

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