A press conferences on Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica Contracting Scheme

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05.10.2016

A press conferences on Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica Contracting Scheme

Today Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica press conference will be held at the Ministry of Transport of Republic of Latvia at 10:30 AM (local time), which will be attended by three Baltic states’ representatives. The conference will present more detailed information about the Agreement on the Contracting Scheme for the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica, which defines procurement roles of the joint venture RB Rail AS, beneficiaries and national implementing bodies in three countries. During the event the responsibilities of each organisation involved in Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica project, including procurement organisation and fulfilment, as well as other questions will be addressed.

Press conference participants:

  • Baiba Rubesa, RB Rail, Chairman of the Board;
  • Indrek Orav, Rail Baltic Estonia;
  • Dins Merirands, Member of the Board of Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas Ltd.;
  • Nerijus Kaučikas, Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, Deputy Director, Department of International Relations and Development.

The press conference will be livestreamed on internet both in Latvia and other Baltic states. It will be available:

During the press conference, the international media representatives are offered to participate in livestream Q&A sessions, which will be provided through interactive digital platform Sli.do. Questions can be sent in also by writing an e-mail to ligita.brodina@vilands.lv.

The press conference will take place at the Ministry of Transport of Republic of Latvia, on 3rd floor, room no. 313. Both Latvian and foreign media representatives are invited to participate in the event. We kindly ask to confirm your participation till October 4th, 4 PM (local time) by writing e-mail to: ligita.brodina@vilands.lv and providing your name, surname, as well as represented media. Your ID card/passport will be necessary to receive a pass to enter the Ministry of Transport.

The working language of the press conference is English.

“RB Rail AS”

“RB Rail AS” is a joint venture between the three Baltic States established in October 2014. Holding equal shares in “RB Rail AS” are SIA “Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas” in Latvia, UAB “Rail Baltica statyba” in Lithuania and OU “Rail Baltic Estonia” in Estonia.

“RB Rail AS” is the central co-ordinator for the Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica project. The project involves the construction of a high speed rail line from Tallinn to the Lithuanian/Polish border. Rail Baltic/Rail Baltica will be an electrified public use rail line, an environmentally friendly and modern form of transportation.

About Q&A session and Sli.do digital platform

Sli.do is an interactive digital platform, which provides participation in Q&A sessions from any country all around the world. By opening internet browser, typing address of the homepage https://app.sli.do and entering code of the event, which will be announced during the livestream of the conference, all media representatives will have the chance to ask their questions to the spokespersons of the press conference, not exceeding 140 characters. Press conference moderator will administrate all incoming questions.

Questions can be sent in also by writing an e-mail to: ligita.brodina@vilands.lv

The working language of the press conference is English.

For more information:

Ilze Rassa
Communications and Government Affairs Manager
+ 371 27 337 767
Ilze.rassa@railbaltica.org