The signing took place in Moscow on September 7 as part of the general secretary of the communist party of Vietnam, Mr Nguyen Phu Trong’s, official visit to Russia.

The agreement defines the main principles of cooperation on the drafting of the project and fixes the roles of the parties at the current stage of cooperation.

RZD International will act as the expert support for the project and prepare a feasibility study for the construction of the line based on best practices in Russia and around the world.

The agreement is a continuation of the memorandum of understanding on the joint study of rail transport infrastructure projects in Vietnam signed between RZD International and the Lung Lo Construction Company in September 2017.