The Tripoli based Libyan Railroads announced that it had held an expanded meeting last Tuesday (28 November) with Ali Al-Saidi, Minister of Investment in the eastern based Libyan government (unrecognised by most of the international community) at the Ministry’s Benghazi headquarters.
For Libyan Railroads, the meeting included Saeed Al-Kilani, Chairman of Libyan Railroads, Ibrik Aguider, Vice Chairman, Abdul Karim Al-Deeb, Sirte Benghazi Project Manager, Muhammad Abu Shaafah Al-Tair, Director of the City Train Project, Abu Bakr Al-Juhaimi, and Director of the Benghazi Project Office.
The meeting also included the coalition of Chinese companies (BFI) represented by ‘‘Mr. Kolm’’, Advisor to BFI, Saleh Attia, President of BFI and Muzaffar Jibril, Corporate Legal Advisor.
Tripoli based Libyan Railways has the right to supervise railway projects
During the meeting eastern based Minister Al-Saidi touched on how to overcome the problems and difficulties facing all parties and work hard to make the construction and reconstruction process a success, as well as recognizing the right of (the Tripoli based) Libyan Railroads to supervise railway projects.
For his part, the head of Libyan Railroads reviewed in detail the plans and efforts of his entity towards reactivating work to achieve the project’s objectives. At the same time, he welcomed all initiatives aimed at construction and development, and emphasized Libyan Railroad’s specializations in implementing and managing railway projects in accordance with Law No. (14) of 2003.
He also empasized the importance of informing Libyan Railroads of the complete vision presented by the investor in railway projects, in terms of the method of implementation, its stages, and the size and costs of these investments, so that they are subject to study, review and evaluation by Libyan Railroads so that they do not have a negative impact on the security and economy of the country in the future.
BFI interested in other infrastructure projects too
The President of BFI also reviewed the coalition’s desire to invest in infrastructure projects within the city of Benghazi and other cities (Benghazi city train – renewable energies – desalination plants and well maintenance – treatment plants and sewage networks – smart cities – ports and free zones) to contribute to achieving development and reconstruction inside Libya because of its strategic location.
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