Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Saeed Rasouli announced that his country will soon start track-laying operations for 40 kilometers of Astara-Rasht railroad which will link Azerbaijan’s Southern city of Astara with Iran’s network.
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said the country has signed a contract with China to implement a project to electrify the main railroad connecting the capital, Tehran, to the northeastern city of Mashhad.
A member of Aras Free Zone Organization board of directors declared signing of a €700-million memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct the railway of Jolfa-Nurduz-Qolibeyglou in East Azararbaijan Province.
Close on the heels of the launch of a new shipping route connecting three Indian ports with Chabahar, Iran is eyeing the construction of a gas pipeline and a railway link to Zahedan to boost activities at the strategic port, Iranian officials said on Monday.
Connecting Syria's railroad to those of Iran and Iraq are among Damascus' priorities as part of the country's strategic framework to forge ties with neighboring states, said the Syrian transport minister.
The Italian government aims to decide by the end of May whether to complete a deeply divisive high-speed rail link between the French city of Lyon and the northern Italian city of Turin, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli told Reuters.
Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) is willing to sign an MoU with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR) to develop railroad infrastructure in Sangan, in the eastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi.
The volume of commodities exported by rail has witnessed a 140-percent increase since March 21, 2018 compared to the figure for last year, announced the managing director of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways.