Russian #Railways Develops Cooperation with #Japanese Partners

First Deputy General Director of Russian Railways Sergei Pavlov spoke at the SPIEF about the growth in the transportation of goods between countries and cooperation in the field of medicineFirst Deputy Director General of Russian Railways Sergei Pavlov spoke at the SPIEF about the growth in the transportation of goods between countries and cooperation in the field of medicine |  Freight transportationphoto: “Telegram of Russian Railways” / /

Russian Railways is successfully developing cooperation with partners from Japan – there is an increase in freight traffic, it is planned to use Japanese technologies in medical institutions of Russian Railways. 

The infrastructure for the transportation of perishable goods is also being prepared. Sergey Pavlov, First Deputy General Director of Russian Railways, spoke about this today at the Russia-Japan session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The session was broadcast on theSPIEF website . 

For the Russian Railways holding, cooperation with Japan is one of the priorities, said Sergei Pavlov. Its result is good dynamics of key indicators. In particular, the transportation of coal for export is growing, the indicators of transit traffic, including container. A project is being developed for the transportation of perishable goods using refrigerators and insulated containers. 

For this, design work has already begun on the construction of a logistics complex at Kuntsevo station. In general, Sergei Pavlov noted, transportation using the Trans-Siberian Railway is profitable – they are approximately 2 times faster than sea transportation at the same cost.

To deepen relations with Japan, Russian Railways opened arepresentative office in Tokyo in April , Sergei Pavlov recalled. 

In addition to cooperation with Japan in the transport sector, Russian Railways also cooperates in the field of medicine. In Khabarovsk, the creation of Russian-Japanese medical center on the basis of the Road Clinical Hospital. It will allow detecting diseases in the early stages. Sergei Pavlov said that in the future, similar centers are planned to be created at the entire test site of Russian Railways.

As a goal, Sergei Pavlov identified the organization of direct rail links with Japan through the islands of Sakhalin and Hokkaido. This will make it possible to multiply the economic relations between the two countries. At the same time, he suggested that business companies now take advantage of the current opportunity to develop bilateral relations with the help of the services of the Russian Railways holding.

In general, the session discussed issues of interaction in three areas: healthcare, digitalization and green technologies, including those aimed at decarbonization.

The event was attended by the President of the Japan Association for Trade with Russia and Newly Independent States (ROTOBO), Special Advisor to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Shigeru Murayama, Chairman, All-Russian Public Organization Delovaya Rossiya, Chairman of the Board of Directors of R-Pharm Group of Companies Alexey Repik, Director of Mitsui & Co Ltd Masami Iijima, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Hiroshi Kajiyama, Chairman of the Japan-Russia Committee for Economic Cooperation, Keidanren Federation of Economic Organizations; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Marubeni Corporation Fumiya Kokubu, CEO Japan Foreign Trade Development Organization (JETRO) Nobuhiko Sasaki, Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of AEON Corporation Roman Trotsenko, President, Chief Executive Officer of Mirai Genomics Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Governor of the Kaluga Region Vladislav Shapsha, General Director of Sollers Group Vadim Shvetsov, Director of the International Fund for Technological Development Vadim Kulikov. Representatives from Japan made a video call. In addition, the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov addressed the session participants with a video address.(

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