Turkmenistan, Iran to open land borders

Turkmenistan Materials 14 October 2021 14:20 (UTC +04:00)
Turkmenistan, Iran to open land borders

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14

By Farida Nuri - Trend:

The land border of Incheburun in the Iranian Golestan province with Turkmenistan will be reopened for road freight transport after 20 months on October 14, the representative of the Iranian Customs Department Rouhollah Latifi said, Trend reports referring to Business Turkmenistan.

According to Latifi, the Incheburun border terminal will be reopened for the passage of Iranian trucks carrying Iranian export goods to Turkmenistan after the Turkmen side announced its readiness to open the border in accordance with the agreements reached.

"In March 2019, due to the spread of COVID-19, the land border of Iran with Turkmenistan was closed, but tomorrow border activities will resume," he stressed.

Latifi also said that in accordance with the agreements reached, Iranian export goods loaded onto trucks will enter Turkmenistan through Incheborun, and from there will be reloaded onto Turkmen trucks for transportation to final destinations.

In early May this year, the governor of the northern province of Iran, Golestan Hadi Hagshenas, said that the Council for Determining the Political Feasibility of the country approved a bill on the creation of a free economic zone in Incheburun on the border with Turkmenistan. It was noted that the proposed free economic zone will occupy an area of ​​12,500 hectares.