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  Havit-350 achieves 200,000km ahead of schedule
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DATE   2007-10-24    
     
 



The KRRI’s darling achievement Havit-350 attained 200,000km run on test on September 18, much ahead of its original plan which was scheduled for October 30.
The record is particularly eventful timed with the nation’s railway day and is interpreted the bullet train now deserve to compete with world leading high speed trains retained by Japan, France and Germany, all of which succeeded in achieving the distance in tests.
The Havit-350 project was carried out between 1996 and 2002 at total budget of KW210 billion(50/50 by government/private sector) and the prototype train succeeded in attaining the record speed of 352.4km back in December 2004 placing Korea on the 5th in the world as a country with high speed train. 
The Ministry of Construction and Transportation has poured in the total amount of KW46.9 billion by the year end starting from 2002 to ensure stable technology and system reliability which included functionality tests for up to 209 technology items, which enabled the goal-achieving glory based upon a systematic test implementation.  
Havin-350 boasts accident-free tests for the past 4 years and a half and also was selected as one of the nation’s top 10 new technology items in 2003, grabbing grand prize once again in the year 2006. The Korean high speed train also won the international bid in the same year to operate on commercial tracks of Honam-Jeolla Line. The contract with KORAIL was made amid increasing demand of high speed railway in the world market as Brazil, Vietnam and Turkey and Ministry of Construction and Transportation assured of its unfailing support upon request.
 
 
 
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