Tehran, Iran, March 4
The Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami spoke about the latest updates of the Rasht-Astara railway project in an interview with Trend.
"The contractor of Rasht-Astara railway has been chosen and the railway executive operation would be launched in an inauguration ceremony attended by the president," he told Trend on the sidelines of the 7th Coordinating Council meeting for the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC).
He did not give out specific details on the financial resources of the project.
The Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway is 164 km long, and is further connected to Anzali and Astara. Construction of the Rasht-Qazvin Railway Project has been started in 2006.
The Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway is part of the North-South Transport Corridor to connect Northern Europe and South Asia, including the railways of Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia.
Iran is hosting the 7th coordination council and the North South Corridor ministerial meeting on March 4 -5 in Tehran.