Iran launches Coastal Bypass of Ramsar project in Caspian Sea

Business Materials 14 May 2012 10:27 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 14 / Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran has launched a Coastal Bypass of Ramsar project, a complex road structure aimed to solve Ramsar city's traffic problems, Irinn reported.

The ceremony of launching the project was attended by Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and Iran's Minister of Transport Ali Nikzad.

The Khatam al-avsiya construction base will carry out the sea sector of the project (10 kilometers long, 46 meters wide), with a total of 8 driving lanes and 2 railroad tracks.

The construction of the project's sea sector is scheduled to be completed in 3.5 years.

Ramsar is a city in Mazandaran province of Iran. It borders the Caspian Sea to the north, Gilan province to the west, Qazvin Province to the south, and Tonekabon (Shahsavar) to the east. The Coastal Bypass of Ramsar (C.B.R.) project is regarded as both road and a tourism object.

The Coastal Bypass of Ramsar project is a part of the 700-kilometer freeway goes along the Caspian Sea coastline.

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.