Lithuania lays symbolic rail on restored Mažeiķi–Reņģe railway line
Lithuania’s Lietuvos geležinkeliai railway company’s director general Mantas Bartuška and Polish oil concern Orlen manager Daniel Obatjek laid a symbolic rail on the restored railway route connecting Orlen Lithuania owned Mažeiķi oil processing plant in Lithuania and Reņģi in Latvia this Tuesday, 14 August.
The aforementioned route was closed and dismantled ten years ago. The two officials also signed an agreement on cooperation between the two companies.
This agreement provides that Lietuvos geležinkeliai will carry cargoes from Orlen subsidiary Orlen Lithuania to Poland from now on.
Until now products from Mažeiķi oil processing company have been carried by Lietuvos geležinkeliai only within Lithuania’s territory. As Lithuania’s Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis said at the pressconference, the laying of the rail on the route has a symbolic meaning, because it proves successful overcoming of previous disagreements between Lietuvos geležinkeliai and Orlen. «This disagreement and dismantling of the railway line many years ago had not only caused the conflict between Orlen Lithuania and Lietuvos geležinkeliai but had also impacted relations between our countries,» he said. Mantas Bartuška called this day a historical one. «Today we commence restoration [of the railway] and open a new page. This is a day of partnership. Together we put the foundation for the future,» said the head of Lietuvos geležinkeliai. Obatjek said the signed agreement will allow the company to carry more cargoes and benefit both Lithuania and Poland.
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