The head of the Kuban noted the importance of railway transport in the region

© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability in fotovakschool train Lastochka in Sochi. Archival photoThe head of the Kuban noted the importance of railway transport in the region© RIA Novosti news Agency / Nina Sociability the image Bank

Millions of travelers and tons of cargo arriving at the Kuban railway transport, the region is interested in development of local projects of «Russian Railways», said the Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev at the opening of the first international transport-logistics forum «PRO/Motion.1520», which started on Tuesday in Sochi.

The head of the region welcomed all the guests of the forum in Sochi, noting the importance of this event for Kuban.

«From the point of view of the Governor many sectors of the economy of the region depend directly on the efficiency of rail transport. For Krasnodar region’s millions of tourists who come to the black sea coast of Russia on railway transport, it is millions of tons of cargo that are delivered to ports of Krasnodar territory by rail. We are keen to develop local projects, the company «Russian Railways»: the reconstruction of existing networks, creation of new highways to increase throughput in the Krasnodar region,» — said Kondratiev.

The first international transport-logistics forum «PRO/Motion.1520», dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the founding of JSC «Russian Railways», was opened in Sochi. According to the organizers, the event will be attended by representatives of major Russian and foreign companies related to logistics and transportation, financial institutions. The main topics of the forum will be the development of transport corridors, international cooperation, the acceleration of flows.

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