TEHRAN, Iran, Jan.28
Iran is anticipating the completion of Inche Borun railroad by Turkmenistan, Governor of Iran's Golestan Province Hadi Haghshenas told Trend.
"There is 200-meter railing extension that remains to be installed in Turkmenistan and should be completed by Turkmenistan side," the governor said. "Turkmenistan is currently completing the rail track and connecting railway to the network."
"During the visit of Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami to the province, it has been decided Turkmenistan railway company shall complete 200-meter railway extension to increase the railway capacities," Hadi Haghshenas said.
"The railway has been completed in Iranian side and the only remaining part is to be finished in Turkmenistan. The negotiations between Iran Railway Company and Turkmenistan on this issue are underway," the official said adding that Turkmenistan can perform the work in one or two months.
"Otherwise, the project will continue for several years," he noted.
The Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link is a part of the International North–South Transport Corridor and is 677-km long railway line connecting Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to Iran and the Persian Gulf. The new railway is expected to transit cargo, including oil and agricultural products, alongside passenger transportation.
Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development has recently indicated that the country will continue talks with Turkmenistan to complete Inche Boron railroad.