Weekly Review of Slovene Economy from 24 through 30 April
Ljubljana, 2 May - The construction of a railway connection between Slovenia and Hungary was launched last Friday after the prime ministers of both countries, Janez Drnovsek and Viktor Orban, laid the foundation stone at the juncture of the new line near the Hodos border crossing. It will be the first new railway line built in Slovenia after 1968 and the first new railway connection with another state after WW II. The 24.5-kilometre long railway track on the Slovene side (the railway's full length is 44 km) is to be finished by the end of 2000.
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