BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 1
The existing bridge between Iran and Azerbaijan through the Astarachay river was built during Second Karabakh War, Iranian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Azerbaijan, Seyed Abbas Mousavi, told Trend.
“Besides, a large amount of cargo is transported across the bridge. It has been in full use in recent months as Iran's exports and transit have increased. Currently, about 200-300 trucks cross this bridge every day,” Mousavi said.
The ambassador noted that one of the important projects between the two countries is the construction of a new road bridge across Astarachay.
“This bridge can be used by both citizens and cars and trucks. It is envisaged to complete work on the contract in a short time, lay the foundation, and begin construction before the Novruz holiday,“ he said.
Mousavi stressed that the construction will be carried out by both countries and, according to preliminary estimates, the construction will cost $4-5 million.
“This small bridge will play an important role in the North-South corridor, where Azerbaijan is a strategically important center in international cargo transportation,” he added.