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UK interested in partnership with Argentina to develop the railway system

Monday, February 24th 2020 - 07:13 UTC
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Ambassador Mark Kent talked about UK's interest in developing Argentina's railways system Ambassador Mark Kent talked about UK's interest in developing Argentina's railways system

Ambassador Mark Kent said the United Kingdom wants to be a partner of Argentina in such areas as the development of railways, following a meeting of a British trade mission with the head of the country's Railways infrastructure Administration, ADIFSE, Ricardo Lissalde.

Ambassador Kent twitted that the UK has “a long important history with the railways system in Argentina”. He added that “railways play a crucial role in developing countries. We have new projects and technologies and we would like to be partners of Argentina in this modern agenda”.

A UK mission met with Lissalde, who also twitted “it had been a very gratifying meeting, where we exchanged information, ideas and projects that in the future could help the railways' development of Argentina”.

One of the projects in Argentina's plans is a railway system linking to the Vaca Muerta shale deposits in Patagonia.

British interest and partnership interest with Argentina happens almost 72 years since the nationalization of the Argentine railways system which at the time was under control of British companies. Likewise at the time, a similar government-taking-over policy was implemented by the British government with the UK railway system.

More specifically the Russian federation has repeatedly expressed its interest in investing in energy and infrastructure projects in Argentina, including the North Patagonia railway line linking the port of Bahía Blanca with Anelo, in the province of Neuquén and closely linked to the Vaca Muerta shale deposits.

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  • Pytangua

    The arrogance as per usual of the British elite - how on earth can the UK help Argentina with its railways development! We cannot even get HS2 up and running and we have virtually no domestic manufacturing capacity in railways. I strongly advise Argentina to look elsewhere.

    Feb 24th, 2020 - 09:37 am 0
  • Chicureo

    It really doesn't matter as China is the only country foolish to enter a major infrastructure project with the Argentines.

    Feb 27th, 2020 - 10:18 pm 0
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