Tajikistan to buy Kazakh-produced rail locomotives

November 02. Universal Newswires

Tajikistan to buy Kazakh-produced rail locomotivesKazakhstan agreed Tuesday to sell six locomotives to Tajikistan, its first-ever export of railway engines.

Locomotive producer Kurastyru Zauyty inked the contract in the Tajik capital Dushanbe with the host country’s railways corporation Rohee Ohani Tojikiston, said Kazakhstan’s national export and investment agency KAZNEX INVEST.

“This contract with Tajikistan comes as the first deal for the sale of Kazakh diesel locomotives abroad,” KAZNEX quoted Andrei Ershov, vice president of Kurastyru Zauyty’s Commercial and Foreign Economic Relations division, as saying in a KAZNEX press release.

Signing of the export contract concluded negotiations that began in early September following presentations by the Kazakh locomotive manufacturer at the 3rd International Railway Salon Expo at a venue near Moscow.

Other countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Estonia and the Russian Federation, also expressed interest in importing the rail cars.

Negotiations are currently underway with Mongolia’s national rail company for the locomotives, the press release stated.