News ID: 202386
Published: 0340 GMT October 14, 2017

Azerbaijan seeks Iran's help in Baku-Nakhchivan railway project

Azerbaijan seeks Iran's help in Baku-Nakhchivan railway project

Azerbaijan is seeking Iran's assistance in implementing Baku-Nakhchivan railroad project, said the chairman of Azerbaijan Railroads.

Javid Gurbanov added that there are two main routes for the project and the most suitable and economical one is the one through Iran, reported IRNA.

The railroad from Baku to Nakhchivan would be possible once the North-South International Corridor materializes, he said.

The route crossing Iran extends for 1,450 kilometers and requires an investment of $1 billion while the track via Turkey would need $2.5 billion, Gurbanov noted.

Road and rail links between Baku and Nakhchivan were blocked following a dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Karabakh.

Currently, Iran provides the only road transportation between Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan.

   
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