Deputy FM: Iran's part of Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway to wrap up by October
Kazakhstan, Astana, April 24 / Trend D.Mukhtarov/
Iran's part of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran will be completed by October, Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said during a briefing at the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan.
Araghchi noted that Iran pays great importance to the project, and will do its best to complete its part of the road by October.
The overall length of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway is 900 kilometers (Iran - 70 kilometers, Turkmenistan 700 kilometers and Kazakhstan - 130 kilometers).
The Islamic Development Bank is financing Turkmenistan's part of the road, and over 30 percent (over 250 kilometers) of 700 kilometers have already been completed.
Iranian "Pars Energy" company is responsible for the construction of this part of the railway.
Edited by: S. Isayev