Iran allocates over $75M for construction of Hamadan-Sanandaj railway
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 13
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Some 3.2 trillion rials (around $76.1 million) were allocated for the construction of the Hamadan-Sanandaj railway between Iran’s western Kurdistan and Hamadan provinces, Iranian Vice-President, Chairman of the Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad Bagher Nobakht said.
Nobakht made the remark while observing the construction of the second stage of the Sanandaj-Hamadan-Tehran railway, Trend reports on Nov. 13 referring to IRNA.
“After the commissioning of the railway infrastructure in West Azerbaijan, Urmia, Hamadan and Kermanshah provinces, the government is implementing the project to Sanandaj,” the chairman said.
Nobakht added that the current government is trying to connect all provinces to the Iranian railway network till the end of its term of activity.
"Seven trillion rials (about $166 million) are planned to be allocated for the Hamadan-Sanandaj railway project," the chairman said.
Nobakht also emphasized that the Mianeh-Tabriz railway will be commissioned in East Azerbaijan province during the next two weeks.
While reviewing the railway project together with Iran’s Vice-President, Deputy Director of the company for the development and construction of transport infrastructures of Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Khatibi stressed that a 60-kilometer sector of the railway with a length of 151 kilometers passes through Hamadan province, while 91-kilometer section runs through Kurdistan province.
“The work has been completed by 70 percent at the first of three sections, by 32 percent at the second section and by 100 percent at the third section,” the deputy director said. “In general, the project was implemented by 62 percent.”
Khatibi added that the Mianeh-Tabriz railway may be connected to Sanandaj through Bijar and this issue is currently being considered.
“Thus, a railway is being constructed in western Iran within the North-South Transport Corridor,” Khatibi added.