Ahmadinejad familiarizes with Iran-Turkmenistan rail project
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 30/Trend M. Moezzi
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited the rail project that will connect Iran with Turkmenistan, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reports.
The rail project which is scheduled to be finished by the end of this year (Iran's solar year ended on March 19), will connect the north western Iranian city of Gorgan with Incheboroon in Turkmenistan. Its completion will create a rail corridor connecting the Persian Gulf to Central Asia.
The North-South project implementation will open access for European and Asian countries to Central Asia and the Persian Gulf. A similar opportunity will appear for the transit of goods from countries in south and south-east Asia, the shores of the Indian Ocean to the countries of Northern and Eastern Europe through Iran, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.