Iran to connect its railway to seaport in Gilan province
TEHRAN, Iran, Feb.15
Iran intends to connect its railway route to the seaport located in Anzali Trade-Industrial Free Zone, Gilan Province, by the end of next Iranian year(starts March 21,2020), said logistic deputy of Anzali Free Zone Amin Afghi.
He noted that the railroad will be part of the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Iran railway corridor, Trend reports citing IRNA.
"Activating this railway corridor is an important step to increase cargo transportation. A total of 48 ships would transport cargo from China to Kazakhstan and then via the Caspian Sea," said Afghi.
China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Iran railway corridor is a part of the International North-South Transport Corridor. It will help increase the speed of cargo delivery from the East China coast to the markets of the Persian Gulf.
"Iran's Free Zone Organization's aim to attract investors and develop the country's infrastructure in the Caspian port so far has been successful. Iran has signed transportation agreements with 50 countries," he said.
Total of 1.3 million tons of goods have been transported by Iranian fleet during current Iranian year(started March 21,2019) via this route, while 414,000 tons of transferred goods were Iranian and 848,000 were foreign goods, added Afghi.