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North, South Korea hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border

North, South Korea hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border

The two Koreas have announced their intentions to link railroads across the border. On Wednesday, two delegations from both sides held a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony in North Korean city Kaesong where the railroads should be modernized to resume the train transportation between the neighbouring countries.

North and South Korean delegations came to Kaesong on Wednesday to link the countries’ railroads across the border and modernize decades-old railway system, which belongs to North Korea. Ri Son Gwon, NK’s head of the Committee for Unification, arrived with the experts from Russia and China. Then two sides have signed a wooden railroad tie and unveiling a new signboard that reads “Seoul-Pyongyang.”

South Korean ministry’s spokeswoman Eugene Lee said they are planning to hold detailed negotiations with Pyongyang to coordinate levels to achieve in the modernization of old railways and roads and how to carry out the joint project. Both Koreas agreed on a groundbreaking ceremony within the year at a September summit in NK’s capital.