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Iran Increases Share of Rail Traffic in Central Asia

Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development M. Eslami spoke about the progress of the Garmsar - Iche-Burun" project - construction of an intercity railroad, which will Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, will allow Iran to connect Central Asia with the Persian Persian Gulf and increase the share of rail transportation in the region. Iranian government intends to make the city of Inche-Burun, located near the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor, a free economic economic zone. One of the steps towards the realization of this goal will be the opening in the In the near future, there will be an intercity railway link between the towns of Inche-Burun and Gorgan. This settlement is located in the northeast of the country, not far from the border with Turkmenistan.

Speaking at the launching ceremony of the 56 railroad projects, the minister, in addition to the aforementioned, also announced the opening of Iran's territory with a total length of about 1,000 kilometers of railroad tracks.

The Garmsar to Iche-Burun railway project Iche-Burun" route, which also passes through Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, will make it possible to not only establish a rail link between the countries of the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, but also ensure the increase in regional trade turnover.

The Iranian government considers the development of railway infrastructure as one of its key objectives. "The state's sixth, five-year National Development Plan for the period from 2016 to 2021 provides for an increase of 30% in freight traffic and 20% in passenger traffic.

Source: business.com.tm

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