Turkmenistan calls for joint projects with Iran
(IRNA) - Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov on Tuesday urged more joint venture projects between his country and Iran.
Niyazov, who was on a visit to Turkmenistan's border city of Sarakhs, pointed to previous joint projects already implemented by the two countries including the Tajan-Sarakhs-Mashhad Railway and the Dousti (Friendship) Dam, and said these projects are playing a very important role in promoting his country's economy, reports Trend.
He, moreover, said that international transportation has been greatly facilitated by the Tajan-Sarakhs-Mashhad Railway, the biggest joint project of his country with Iran which was inaugurated in 1996.
The Turkmen president said the railway has opened numerous job opportunities and improved the living standards of people in the region.
He also urged optimal use of the water resources of Dousti Dam, which was inaugurated by the two countries in 2005.