Iran to facilitate export of goods via Khorasan Razavi borders
TEHRAN, Iran, Feb.28
Iran has implemented necessary measures to facilitate the export via its borders to Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, said the deputy of governor of Khorasan Razavi province.
"The neighbor countries have placed limitations for transit and export of Iranian goods due to coronavirus outbreak, and a special economic committee has been formed to deal with the issue," said Ali Rasoulian, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Khorasan Razavi province has economic ties with Turkmenistan via Sarakhs and Lotfabad border points, while we trade with Afghanistan through Dogharoon Special Economic Zone," the official said.
"Turkmenistan government has banned the entrance of transit trucks from other countries including Iran," Rasoulian added.
"Two transit route from Sarakhs and Lotfabad border points are the rail routes for which the Turkmen government has not banned. The trucks can load goods to trains in these routes and the railway can transfer goods to destination countries," he said adding that the food items that have not been exported or stored at Sarakhs Special Economic Zone will be return to the place of loading.
"There are centers to store transit goods at Iran-Turkmenistan borders, and the refrigerators in Sarakhs Special Economic Zone have capacity to store 4,000 tons of goods, while Lotfabad can store 2,000 trucks," he said.
"Currently, there is no limitation from Afghanistan government in relation to transit goods via Dogharoon. In past two days, nearly 600 trucks have transported goods from Iran to Afghanistan," Rasoulian added.