Iran to build 700-kilometer Caspian Sea freeway

Business Materials 5 May 2012 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 5/Trend M. Moezzi

Iran considers building a 700-kilometer freeway along its Caspian Sea coastline.

An Iranian consortium and its Danish partner are doing implementation studies for the project, Fars news agency reports.

The 700-kilometer freeway would stretch from the north-western city of Astara, which sits on the border with the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the province of North Khorasan which borders Turkmenistan in the north-east. The final details of the freeway, whether it will be one or two level and next to the sea or in foothills haven't been decided yet.

The Khatam al-avsiya construction headquarters is building a 10 kilometer section of the freeway on a test basis.