Iran, Turkmenistan expected to re-open borders for truck transportation

Business Materials 24 August 2020 13:39 (UTC +04:00)
Iran, Turkmenistan expected to re-open borders for  truck transportation

TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.24


Iran's talks with Turkmenistan are expected to result in re-opening of the borders for transportation of goods, Iranian Golestan Province governor Hadi Haghshenas told Trend.

"Imports and exports are carried out from the province via the Incheboron border crossing, by railway. The border were closed since February due to COVID-19, and it has only been open for a month now," he said.

Haghshenas said the cargoes are transported via railway, while transportation by trucks is yet to be resumed.

"Turkmenistan's border is still closed for trucks," he said.

"The latest negotiations with Turkmenistan for re-opening borders and allowing trucks to transport goods will be resolved in 15 days," he said.

Haghshenas went on to add that naturally, there are some production units in the province work with half of their capacity, mostly due to financial problems for importing basic material or their need for bank loans.

"The government has established a working group in Golestan Province to identify production units with problems and so far 80 inactive units have resumed their work. We are working to help the remaining units to get back into production," he added.