Thousands of kilometres of railway, motorways being built in Iran: official

Business Materials 15 October 2012 13:35 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.15/ Trend G.Mehdi/

Some 11,000 kilometres of railway and about 3000 kilometres of motorway are being built across Iran, the Mehr News Agency quoted the deputy roads and urban development minister Ahmad Sadeqi as saying on Monday.

Nearly 850 kilometres of roads were built during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year which began on March 20, he added.

Over 5000 kilometres of highway and 10,000 kilometres of main roads are also being built, he noted.

On September 4, Sadeqi said some 25,000 kilometres of railway is in operation across the country. He added that by the next two years all the country's provinces will be connected together through the rail 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, Turkish and Turkmen railways.