Is Libya about to go on the rails?
Libya is looking at rebuilding the Sirte-Benghazi railway, the Vice-President of Russian Railways has said
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Libya is indicating that it would like to resume the construction of the Sirte-Benghazi railway interrupted by hostilities in the country, Alexander Saltanov, the vice-president of Russian Railway told journalists in Moscow.
Russian Railways were reportedly building the Sirte-Benghazi railroad that was to run along the Mediterranean coast and join several large cities. Later it was to become part of an international transport corridor in the north of Africa.
However, due to last year's conflict in Libya that began in February 2011 and eventually ousted the former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, Russian Railways had to suspend the construction.
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