RZD JSC and the National Builders Association signed a partnership agreement on development and integration of technical regulations

20 March 2013

RZD's Vice-President Valentin Gapanovich and Nostroy's (National Builders Association) President Efim Basin signed a partnership agreement on 19 March at the Russian Business Week held in Moscow under the aegis of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

The aim is to unite and to coordinate efforts for development and integration of standards of organizations used in construction, renovation and overhaul of railway facilities, and to establish a follow-up control of standard requirements.

The document also provides for interaction and mutual interests to consider while developing and discussing interstate construction codes and regulations, national codes, national and interstate standards and other documents on standardization applied in Russia and the Custom Union.

Parties will jointly decide on directions (programs) to follow when developing organization standards for construction, renovation and overhaul of railway facilities. These programs are expected to specify rules for construction operations that impact the safety of permanent works and to control results and performance of such operations.