Construction of Gorgan-Incheh Borun railway started
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 9 /Trend F. Milad/
The Gorgan-Incheh Borun railway, which is projected to link Iran with Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, started to be built on Sunday.
Ahmad Sadeqi, the managing director of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company of Iran, told the Mehr news agency that the railway, a joint venture by Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan, will be completed within four months.
The Iranian section of the railway will be 94 kilometers, he noted.
The total length of the railway will be 904 kilometers, of which 700 kilometer swill be in Turkmenistan and 120 kilometers will be in Kazakhstan, he said.
He also said that 10,000 kilometers of railroads will be built by the end of the year.
Some 25,000 kilometers of railway is in operation across the country, Sadeqi said. He added that by the next two years all the country's provinces will be connected together through the railroad network.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways managing director Abdolali Saheb-Mohammadi has said that the national railroad network of Iran is now linked with Syrian and Turkish networks and is also connected with Turkmenistan via Sarakhs.