Gorgan-Incheh Borun railway completed by 50 percent

Business Materials 22 December 2012 12:31 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 22/ Trend G.Mehdi/

The Gorgan-Incheh Borun railway, which is projected to link Iran with Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, is now complete by 50 percent, ISNA quoted the project manager Masoud Pourqaz as saying.

The project started eight months ago, he said, adding that infrastructure operations of the project have been completed by 95 percent.

On September 9, Ahmad Sadeqi, the managing director of Iranian Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company, told the Mehr News Agency that the railway project will be finished 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 kilometers will 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 said that the Iranian national railroad network is now linked with Syrian and Turkish networks and is also connected with Turkmenistan via Sarakhs.